Seekers Book Club
Beginning April 3, 2023 we will be reading:
The Dharma Bum's Guide to Western Literature: Finding Nirvana in the Classics by Dean Sluyter
Suppose we could discover enlightenment teachings in Macbeth, The Catcher in the Rye, Moby-Dick, The Bluest Eye, and The Cat in the Hat . . . read Hemingway as haiku . . . learn mindfulness from Virginia Woolf and liberation from Frederick Douglass . . . see Dickinson and Whitman as Buddhas of poetry, and Huck Finn and Gatsby as seekers of the infinite.
With droll humor and irreverent wisdom, the Guide unpacks the Dharma of more than twenty major writers, from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss. It will inspire readers to deepen their own spiritual life and see literature in a fresh, new way: as a path of awakening.
This book club is designed to provide an opportunity to share in community, lively discussion and self exploration. It will provide a casual and relaxed environment during which we can exchange ideas and experiences through the reading of selected books.
Discussion leader rotates based on the book.
Dates: Apr 3 - ; Join anytime
Number of Participants: Min 3/Max 15
Day/Time: First and third Mondays of the month 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET
Cost: $10 per book; register for one date at the beginning of the discussion of the book to receive the zoom link for the following sessions. (No need to register for multiple dates.)