October Book Club Experiment

This month, we would like to present a new and different way to engage in the dharma that is at the heart of our Book Club: To engage in the dharma with the sangha.

We have two new options for October. Instead of reading a book, you can listen to a podcast and watch a TED Talk or on your computer, smart phone, or other device. Access is free for both. Podcasts are available on your phone App or computer for free. TED Talks are available on the internet via the website. If you need help setting it up ask a young person, friend, or helpful sangha member. Podcasts are audio recordings, like radio segments available online.

We will listen to a podcast called On Being hosted by Krista Tippett. In her podcast she investigates with her guest: What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? What gives life meaning? We will listen to a conversation with Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller, The Alchemist, as he talks about pilgrimage as a rite of passage, how we are manifestations of love in The Alchemy of Pilgrimage

TED Talks are popular, short video segments on current events that include science, technology, culture, art by various teachers, specialists, and regular people. This month we will explore, The Power ofVulnerability with Brene Brown, a researcher who studies human connection. Her talk explores expanding perception, wholeheartedness and the power of courage, compassion and connection.

Take a walk with us on a new experience, listen and watch at your own pace. Share what struck you. What are the dharma messages or life messages for you? We hope you will explore this experiment with us at 11:45 in the library on October 29!