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message 1: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Any suggestions here please:


message 2: by darío (new)

darío hereñú | 20 comments I would like more oriental authors in the list of readings or advices. Most, western authors are mere rewriters of those first ones...


message 3: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (kristicoleman) Great idea...be sure to nominate who you would like to see when book club nominations come up for September. I look forward to seeing who you choose!


message 4: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I'd like to see more diversity too. We seem to be getting a lot of American Buddhist authors in the book club and not a lot else. Maybe we could start introducing themes for nominations (i.e. nominate a thai author, nominate an autobiography, nominate a classical buddhist text, nominate a peice of Buddhist-themed fiction) to give ourselves a little more variety?


message 5: by Yuji (new)

Yuji Sato (sato) | 7 comments I recommand all of you to read "Shinjo ito"


message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I'm not sure that his holiness surfs the web, but Sharon Salzburg appears to be a member of this group, if not an active one.


message 7: by Terri (new)

Terri | 7 comments I would think if his holiness does surf the web, he would most likely have his own site. Haven't checked yet.


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message 9: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (kristicoleman) I think he has people that keep his website for him...I would guess he's a bit busy.


message 10: by Terri (new)

Terri | 7 comments You think? LOL. I'm also reading another book right now by him and an american psychiatrist called "The Pursuit of Happiness." In it, he is pretty much in constant motion, speaking at one event or another. Meeting privately with people. I don't think he gets a lot of "down" time.


message 11: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (kristicoleman) I know! In The Art of Happiness at Work it was the same! He seems to be always doing something or going somewhere! What energy he has!


message 12: by Diane (new)

Diane | 3 comments This week I am starting his book 'The Universe in a Single Atom' and I am very excited :) I love his work. I saw him speak in Albany NY a couple years ago and his peaceful precense filled the room. If you haven't seen a live dharma talk yet with him, do so as soon as you can!


message 13: by Terri (new)

Terri | 7 comments You lucky girl! I would love to hear him speak.


message 14: by Alex (new)

Alex (HardCKorAp57) | 12 comments Amanda wrote: "Any suggestions here please:"
NIGHTLY WISDOM Buddhist Inspirations,For Sleeping,Dreaming,And Waking Up.Edited by Josh Bartok. Compiled by Gustavo Szpilman Cutz. Buddhist Inspirations Poetry and prose,teachings to read before rest for the night.


message 15: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Choi (buddhistslacker) | 4 comments Perhaps we could sort the books into bookshelves, such as Introductory, Zen, Tibetan, Buddhist Fiction, and whatever else. I only know about Tibetan Buddhism. I know nothing about Zen or the other kinds. Within Tibetan I could add books and sort them into various categories if anyone is interested.


message 16: by Babs (new)

Babs | 61 comments Cindy wrote: "Perhaps we could sort the books into bookshelves, such as Introductory, Zen, Tibetan, Buddhist Fiction, and whatever else. I only know about Tibetan Buddhism. I know nothing about Zen or the other ..."

Good suggestion


message 17: by Diane (new)

Diane | 3 comments Cindy wrote: "Perhaps we could sort the books into bookshelves, such as Introductory, Zen, Tibetan, Buddhist Fiction, and whatever else. I only know about Tibetan Buddhism. I know nothing about Zen or the other ..."


Maybe we can sort it by function?

"Sutra, and discourse on Sutra "
"General theory, discourses, and Buddhism Related Writing"
"Great Non-Buddhism Books, Buddhist Should read"


message 18: by Babs (new)

Babs | 61 comments Diane wrote: "Cindy wrote: "Perhaps we could sort the books into bookshelves, such as Introductory, Zen, Tibetan, Buddhist Fiction, and whatever else. I only know about Tibetan Buddhism. I know nothing about Zen..."

Excellent idea!


message 19: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (kristicoleman) who wants to head this project up??


message 20: by Fred (new)

Fred Rogers | 2 comments I would love to Kristi. But I need admin permissions to add a shelves and books.


message 21: by Babs (new)

Babs | 61 comments Fred wrote: "I would love to Kristi. But I need admin permissions to add a shelves and books."

How difficult is that to get? I have no clue how you would go about doing it...other than to contact Goodreads


message 22: by Kristi (last edited Mar 22, 2013 03:34PM) (new)

Kristi (kristicoleman) Babs, I would give it to him, since I'm one of the Mods of this group. I will do it this weekend and then you can have at it Fred! Do you have an idea about what "functions" your shelves will be??


message 23: by Fred (last edited Mar 23, 2013 08:32AM) (new)

Fred Rogers | 2 comments I have a bunch of ideas. Of course by tradition (pali/theravadin/vipassana, mahayana/zen, tibetan) but then also some other specific categories like mindfulness, pilgrimage, etc. And of course we can tune it as we ago, totally open to suggestion. Thanks for opening it up to me.


message 24: by Babs (new)

Babs | 61 comments Fred wrote: "I have a bunch of ideas. Of course by tradition (pali/theravadin/vipassana, mahayana/zen, tibetan) but then also some other specific categories like mindfulness, pilgrimage, etc. And of course we..."

Great sounds like a go! I'm looking forward to this discussion.


message 25: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (kristicoleman) Fred, did you get my PM??


message 26: by Yuji (new)

Yuji Sato (sato) | 7 comments Her Holiness Shinso Ito will hold Lantern Floating in the central park in New York. Wouold you check this site?
http://www.shinnyoen.org/news/news-sh...

Gassho


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