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message 1: by Amanda (last edited Feb 09, 2011 08:29AM) (new)

Amanda We're thinking of running a regular Buddhist group-reading based on member nominations. Please make your nomination for the first book here (just one per member for now please). It could be a book you want to read, or a book you've read already and want to share and discuss with others.


message 3: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Nice choice!

I nominate:

Buddhism without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor
Buddhism without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor


message 4: by Ashley (new)

Ashley | 10 comments I nominate:
One City: A Declaration of Interdependence

it's an easy read and makes buddhism accessible to those who may not be too familiar


message 5: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Sounds fascinating, Ashley. Thank you for your nomination. I've never come across this book before.


message 6: by Trish (new)

Trish | 2 comments Alison Wright's: Learning to Breathe: One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival

It isn't a dharma book, per se, but I'd love to discuss it.


message 7: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I think we can be flexible - it sounds relevant. Thanks for your nomination Trish.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Amanda wrote: "Nice choice!

I nominate:

Buddhism without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor
Buddhism without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor"


One of my favorites


message 9: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Twila wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Nice choice!

I nominate:

Buddhism without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor
Buddhism without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor"

One of my favorites"



Thanks Twila. I'm an Atheist, but I found myself drawn towards Buddhist philosophy. This doesn't seem all that uncommon! I havn't read "Buddhism Without Beliefs" yet, but I'd very much like to. I think the title pretty much sums up my stance.


message 10: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca White (rebecca_white) | 14 comments Mod
I'd say This is It, by Alan Watts. A really basic, "this is what Buddhism is" book.


message 11: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Rebecca wrote: "I'd say This is It, by Alan Watts. A really basic, "this is what Buddhism is" book."

Looks good! Thanks Rebecca.


message 12: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca White (rebecca_white) | 14 comments Mod
I thought it might be nice if we started off with a basic book. But I also have the Batchelor book on my shelf and haven't read it yet, so that's good too.


message 13: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (KristiColeman) these all look Great! I can't wait to see what we choose!


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Also, for fiction there is "Jake Fades: A Novel of Impermanence".


message 15: by Amanda (last edited Feb 11, 2011 11:33PM) (new)

Amanda Ah hah! Some fiction! Thanks very much! I was wondering actually if we should have specifically fiction themed months from time to time. It'd be interesting to know what everybody thinks... Stories are important!

Some great recommendations here, everyone. Thank you! It's going to be hard to choose...


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Books mentioned in this topic

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path (other topics)
Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening (other topics)
One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (other topics)

Authors mentioned in this topic

Jack Kornfield (other topics)
Stephen Batchelor (other topics)