Next meeting: 27 November
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.
The reading for November:
“Paramis: The Heart of Buddha’s Teaching and
Our Own Practice”, by Sylvia Boorstein
Cultivating and practising the Paramis, the perfection of attitudes and actions, is a foundation teaching of the Dharma. To cultivate the actualisation of Compassion and Wisdom is necessary in order to achieve enlightenment. Sylvia Boorstein is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, USA, and a well-respected Buddhist author. Her article explores this foundation teaching of the Dharma. Appreciating the role of each of the Paramis can help us traverse the challenges of this eventful year and better understand how to enhance our personal journey through life.
This will be the final Book Club meeting for 2020. It may also be an opportunity to comment on any outstanding issues from the lively discussions of the past six months.
Metta to all in gratitude for supporting the Book Club.
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.
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