ONLINE (Monthly) Book Group

22 May 2020 - 27 November 2020
  • Day:Friday
  • Time:11.00AM - 12.00PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:7
  • Duration:1 hour
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:KK Lim
  • Enquiries:info@buddhistlibrary.org.au or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Online
  • Contribution:By donation
  • Next meeting: 31 July

    Time: 11am – 12pm

    Each month, Book Group facilitator KK Lim will choose a book from the Library’s collection of free e-resources. You download the e-book, and read and reflect on it over the month. Then on the last Friday of the month, meet up online via Zoom to exchange ideas and opinions with others who’ve read the book, and expand your understanding of Buddhism.

    Please be sure to register so we can email you the Zoom link before the meeting.

     

    The reading for July: “Embracing Anger”, by Thich Nhat Hanh

    Apparently, even the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh knows what it’s like to get angry. In this reading (a transcript of a talk given in 2001), he explains how he practices when he gets angry.

    This reading will let readers share their perspectives and learn from each other about their understanding of the Buddha’s Dharma. To download the free e-book, click here.

     

    About the facilitator

    KK Lim is a Buddhist practitioner focused on learning more and working on Engaged Buddhism. He is involved in various initiatives to alleviate the suffering in disadvantaged communities both in Australia and overseas. He is a member – and past president – of the Association of Engaged Buddhists. Before dedicating himself to social work–related activities, he worked in several countries as a senior banker, then left the profession to run a corporate training business.

     

    All Sessions are by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.

    Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The Library offers events and classes without requesting a fee and it’s up to each person to determine the amount of dana they’d like to offer. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many, and people will give what they can. An appropriate dana can’t be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and to the individual’s own situation, as well as awareness of the cost of organising events and supporting teachers to spread the Dhamma.