ONLINE: (Monthly) Book Group

27 May 2022 - 25 November 2022
  • Day:Friday
  • Time:11.00AM - 12.00PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:8
  • Duration:1 hour
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:KK Lim
  • Enquiries:info@buddhistlibrary.org.au or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Online
  • Attendance Mode:Zoom Only Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • Next meeting: 27 May

    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 each month so we can email you the Zoom link before the meeting.

     

    Our May Book Group Discussion – Patience

    The Buddha taught that patience is a core spiritual quality to cultivate and practise in daily life along the Path to Liberation. This part of human character is essential in this turbulent world of continuing change to help manage relationships and situations, not impulsively but with tranquility and calm. The ego in us usually respond to events with restlessness to want results OUR way. Patience is a great teacher that can assist in stepping back before taking action.

    Our readings for May are teachings by pioneering Buddhist nun and prolific author Venerable Thubten Chodron. She practised in India under the guidance of The Dalai Lama and is one of the central drivers in reinstatement of Bhiksuni ordination for women. Her teachings on patience reflect her experiences of living the Dharma, providing suggestions on Techniques and Practices to improve this quality.

    The reading for May is ‘Perfection of Patience
    Part 1 & Part 2
    By Ven Thubten Chodron

    To access this month’s reading click here  for Part 1 and here for Part 2

     

    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 dana you give helps to maintain the Library and allows it to offer more teachings on the Dhamma so that others may benefit in the future. It is 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 who spread the Dhamma.