Join us to read and discuss books with a Buddhist theme or message. We meet the second Wednesday of each month (except when rescheduled).
Book Club Format
We read one book each month and then get together to discuss the following:
- Teachings from the book that had the greatest impact on us
- Any lingering questions or uncertainties about the book
- If and how the book impacted our personal spiritual practices
- How the book relates to other spiritual teachings we have studied or practiced
- What we liked or disliked most about the book
- 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, by Dan Harris
- Discussion: Wednesday, April 12th, 7:00 pm. (Socializing begins at 6:45pm.)
- May 10: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson
- June 14: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, by Jonathan Haidt
- July 12: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, by Chogyam Trungpa
- August 9: Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness, by Loch Kelly
- September 13: The Seeker’s Guide, by Elizabeth Lesser
To Join the Book Club
The book club is open to all active sangha members and to newcomers sincerely interested in becoming active members. Familiarity with the basic tenets of Buddhism is a prerequisite, as we approach the books from this perspective. If you are new to Buddhism, we suggest first taking an introductory AIM class, which you can find here before attending the book club.
You may sign up for the Book Club at any of the regular AIM meditation sessions. The meditation schedule can be found on the Group Meditation page.
For further information or if you have any questions, please contact Giorgio, the Book Club Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.