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:

 
 
 
 

www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9780316167253-item.html?s_campaign=goo-Performance_AlwaysOn_Shopping_Books_EN&ds_rl=1246160&ds_rl=1254699&ds_rl=1254699&ds_rl=1254699&gclid=CjwKCAjw3azoBRAXEiwA-_64Ojs7PSgCusn1CIEDtL2cPrZ-kNATn5p7plGm5OzLhgWvD7C9sDB7BRoCr7UQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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?

 

 

Thurs. Oct.10 

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

This month we meet at Maren's 

 

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