Book Club

Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:45am

Unlimiting Mind: The Radically Experiential Psychology of Buddhism

Author: Andrew Olendzki

Change happens. Following feedback from some of our loyal book club members, we are trying a different approach to our monthly reading of a selected book. Finding time to read a book a month has proved to be a daunting task considering the busyness of our lives. For the months of August and September, we will read a book together in two parts. We are hoping that this change will motivate more readers to join us. As a start, we selected the highly accessible book, Unlimiting Mind, by Andrew Olendzki. Unlimiting Mind lends itself well to reading sections of the book at a time. The book contains a series of essays that can be used for reflection and/or discussion.

In the introduction, Olendzki asks the question, “Is this the worst of times or the best of times? Whether we face times of hope or despair, there is little doubt that we will benefit from understanding ourselves and our behaviors better than we currently do.” The author helps us get a better understanding of ourselves.

At our August book club meeting, we read and discussed the Introduction through Chapter 3. Continue reading chapters 4 through 8 in preparation for our next book club meeting. Even though we have recommended reading the book in parts, you are welcome to join us whether you have read only a portion (or none) of the recommended chapters. There is always something to gain by hearing the comments of other participants. Please join us on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. in the downstairs temple library to continue our discussion of Unlimiting Mind.