Please contact me if you still wish to join us this year! I keep a current email list of members so that reminders and updates reach everyone involved.
Our current bookclub session which will run from September 2019 until June 2020, has just begun. The book selected is Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan tradition, who left a career in cellular genetics in order to ordain.
This book is available at the following links in various formats:
Here is the schedule of meeting dates and required reading for this bookclub year. All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. and are hosted by club members. At each meeting, the next host is chosen and will be listed here. Generally we meet the second Thursday of the month, but adjusting does happen from time to time as required for maximum participation.
Thurs Sept. 12
Chapter 1 Talking About Happiness
Chapter 2 Is Happiness the Purpose of Life?
Chapter 3 A Two-Way Mirror: Looking Within, Looking Without
Chapter 4 False Friends
Chapter 5 Is Happiness Possible?
Thurs. Nov. 14
Chapter 6 The Alchemy of Suffering
Chapter 7 The Veils of Ego
Thurs. Dec. 12
Chapter 8 When Thoughts Become Our Worst Enemies
Chapter 9 The River of Emotion
Chapter 10 Disturbing Emotions: The Remedies
Thurs. Jan. 9
Chapter 11 Desire
Chapter 12 Hatred
Chapter 13 Envy
Thurs. Feb. 13
Chapter 14 The Great Leap to Freedom
Chapter 15 A Sociology of Happiness
Thurs. March 12
Chapter 16 Happiness in the Lab
Chapter 17 Happiness and Altruism: Does Happiness Make Us Kind
or Does Being Kind Make Us Happy
Thurs. April 9
Chapter 18 Happiness and Humility
Chapter 19 Optimism, Pessimism and Naivete
Chapter 20 Golden Time, Leaden Time, Wasted Time
Thurs. May 14
Chapter 21 One With the Flow of Time
Chapter 22 Ethics and The Science of Happiness
Thurs. June 11
Chapter 23 Happiness in the Presence of Death
Chapter 24 A Path