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Spirituality and Personal Development Book Group, June 9, 10:30am

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration, Spirituality Book Club

Spiritual Book Group News April 11, 2018

The Spiritual Book Group is reading Deep Work- Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. “A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories - from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air - and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored."  Go to http://theshawnstevensonmodel.com/deep-work/ which is a podcast of The Model Health Show featuring an interview with Cal Newport.

Our next meeting on Saturday June 9 10:30 am-12 noon. Please come if you're interested in this topic even if you haven't had time to finish the book.  We will be ranking potential books to read for next year after we discuss Deep Work.  At our last meeting we decided to add fictional books as well.
These are the new additions which we might choose from:
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman
The Four Agreements: a Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) - Don Miguel Ruiz
Breakfast with the Buddha - Roland Merullo
Siddhartha - Herman Hesse

We meet about every 2-3 months on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30- noon in the Brackett Room.

Contact Melissa Stein or Leslie Lowe for more information on the Spiritual Book Group.

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Spirituality and Personal Development Book Group, March 31, 10:30am

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration, Spirituality Book Club

Our next get-together: Saturday, March 31 at 10:30am at FPS

For this meeting, we will be discussing the book “Peace is Every Step” by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.

Join us for this enjoyable and enriching discussion. Participants have been very enthusiastic, and we always welcome newcomers. If you have questions, contact Melissa Stein.

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Spirituality and Personal Development Book Group, Feb. 24, 10:30am

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration, Spirituality Book Club

Our next get-together: Saturday, Feb, 24 at 10:30am at FPS

For this meeting, we will be discussing the book “Peace is Every Step” by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.

Join us for this enjoyable and enriching discussion. Participants have been very enthusiastic, and we always welcome newcomers. If you have questions, contact Melissa Stein.

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Spirituality and Personal Development Book Group, Jan. 13, 10:30am

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration, Spirituality Book Club

Our next get-together: Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10:30am at FPS

For this meeting, we will be discussing the book “Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life” by Byron Katie.

Join us for this enjoyable and enriching discussion. Participants have been very enthusiastic, and we always welcome newcomers. If you have questions, contact Melissa Stein.

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Spirituality and Personal Development Book Group, Nov. 11, 10:30am

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in General News, Religious Exploration, Spirituality Book Club

Our next get-together: Saturday, November 11 at 10:30am at FPS

For this meeting, we will be discussing “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl.

Join us for this enjoyable and enriching discussion. Participants have been very enthusiastic, and we always welcome newcomers. If you have questions, contact Melissa Stein.

Afterward, folks will be gathering to go to Walden Pond for a “Walk in the Woods” with Rev. Marjorie. Bring your own lunch and join us at noon.

 

 

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Spirituality and Personal Development Book Group, Oct. 28, 10:30am

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in General News, Religious Exploration, Spirituality Book Club

Our next get-together: Saturday, October 28 at 10:30am at FPS

For this meeting, we will be discussing “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Here is one description of the book: “His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships – or, as they would say, because of them – they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our times and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.”

Join us for this enjoyable and enriching discussion. Participants have been very enthusiastic, and we always welcome newcomers. If you have questions, contact Melissa Stein.

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The next book, to be discussed on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10:30am, is “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl.

 

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