The Places that Scare You: Book Study Group (Online)

September 30th

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    Room: Online

    Book Study Group:

    Pema ChÖdrÖn’s The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

    Pema ChÖdrÖn, a popular Buddhist teacher, has been writing and teaching for over 30 years about how we can encounter our own anger, hurt, and fear to develop self-compassion.  Only then can we extend compassion to others, freeing us to act for the benefit of all sentient beings.  Now more than ever we need these teachings to remind us how to see clearly, and open up to others. 

    Please join us in this journey through scary places.  For the first half hour we will read a chapter out loud, then break into smaller groups (depending on how many show up) to discuss our thoughts and feelings. 

    New participants are always welcome!  While it might be helpful to get the book and read the chapter ahead of time, it is not necessary.

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    Questions?  Contact Ellen:  [email protected]

    Date                            Chapter

    June 17                       Prologue, The Excellence of Bodhichitta

    June 24                       Tapping Into the Spring

    July 1                           The Facts of Life

    July 8                           Learning to Stay

    July 15                         Warrior Slogans

    July 22                         Four Limitless Qualities

    July 29                         Loving-Kindness

    August 5                      Compassion

    August 12                    Tonglen; Finding the Ability to Rejoice

    August 19                    Enhancing the Training in Joy;  Thinking Bigger 

    August 26                     Meeting Enemy; Fresh Start

    September 2                 Strength; Three Kinds of Laziness

    September 9                 Bodhisattva Activity; Groundlessness

    September 16               Heightened Neurosis; When the Going Gets Rough

    September 23               The Spiritual Friend; The In-Between State


    This program is offered free of charge, but all donations are greatly appreciated to help us sustain our physical space during this time.