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Book Club

September Book Selection



The Path of Loving-Kindness

Pema Chodron

The VBT Book Club is back after a short vacation. The book for September is by Pema Chodron, one of the most prolific authors on Buddhism. The Book Club has read some of her books in the past and found them to be both educational and inspirational. 

This book contains talks that she gave during a one-month retreat at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 

In the preface of The Wisdom of No Escape, Chodron describes this book as “…instruction on how to love oneself and one’s world. It is therefore simple, accessible instruction on how to alleviate human misery at a personal and global level.” 

From reading this book the author teaches us how to say yes to life by making friends with ourselves and our world. She writes, “It is about accepting the delightful and painful situation of “no exit.” It exhorts us to wake up wholeheartedly to everything and to use the abundant, richly textured fabric of everyday life as our primary spiritual teacher and guide.”

The Book Club will meet Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.in the temple library. Copies of the book are available for purchase from the VBT bookstore.