Wise Friends Bookclub Schedule for 2017 -2018 term:

 

This year our book is:

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path

by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (Bhante G)

 

Our regular day of meeting will be the second Thursday of each month. However, as we did last year, we may sometimes discuss and shift meetings to accommodate maximum attendance! Meetings will be at 7:00 p.m. And will rotate among members' homes. At each meeting we'll decide on the next location.

 

This book is available to purchase at :

amazon

https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_24?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=eight+mindful+steps+to+happiness&sprefix=Eight+Mindful+Steps+to+h,aps,234&crid=1VFZ4MX722LA7

 

or at indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-CA/home/search/?keywords=Eight Mindful STeps to Happiness

 

It is also available, in part,  for free download at

http://www.wisdompubs.org/sites/default/files/preview/Eight-Mindful-Steps-Book-Preview.pdf

 

Quick reference list of dates and place, as well as section to read for each meeting:

 

Sept. 14 Introduction p.1-24 (Bonnie's house)

Oct. 12 Step 1: Skillful Understanding p. 25-56

Nov. 9 Step 2: Skillful Thinking p. 57-90

Dec. 14 Step 3: Skillful Speech p. 91-108

Jan. 11 Step 4: Skillful Action p. 109-132

Feb. 8 Step 5: Skillful Livelihood p. 133-148

Mar. 8 Step 6: Skillful Effort p. 149-192

Apr. 12 Step 7: Skillful Mindfulness p. 193-222

May 10 Step 8: Skillful Concentration p. 223- 246

June 14 The Promise of the Buddha p. 247-256