Join us to read and discuss books with a Buddhist theme or message. We meet the second Wednesday of each month (except when rescheduled—please check the calendar).
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
- Yoga Psychology and the Transformation of Consciousness: Seeing Through the Eyes of Infinity, by Don Salmon and Jan Maslow
- Discussion: Wednesday, May 9th, 7:00 pm. (Socializing begins at 6:45pm.)
- June 13: When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life, by Sayadaw U Tejaniya
- July 11: Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, by Robert Wright
- August 8: Thoughts Without A Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective, by Mark Epstein, MD
- September 12: The Feeling Buddha: A Buddhist Psychology of Character, Adversity and Passion, by David Brazier
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 our Book Club Coordinator, at email@example.com.