Book Discussion Group


2019 Fall Book Discussion

September 26 & October 3,10,24, Nov. 7

Thursday evenings 7:45 – 9:00PM

In Love With the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying

A new book by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

“Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them.”

“Through the practice of shamata meditation, the tumultuous habits of mind calm down; and then we can investigate the characteristics of the calm waters beyond the monkey’s control. This is called vipashyana—or insight—meditation. I knew monkey mind intimately. I also knew that when we dismiss any value to knowing this monkey, it’s like owning a car without knowing how to drive. The less we know about the chattering, muttering voice in our heads that tells us what to do, what to believe, what to buy, which people we should love, and so forth, the more power we grant it to boss us around and convince us that whatever it says is true.” ― Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, from the book.

Here is a video interview of Mingyur Rinpoche with Helen Tworkov (co-author): Letting My Self Die

Discussion Schedule

September 26:  Prologue, pp ix-xvi         Chapters 1 – 5, pp 3-47

October 3:     Chapters 6 – 11, pp 48-96

October 10:   Chapters 12 – 18, pp 97-157

October 17:   Roshi Daniel Terragno, public talk at 8 pm – No Discussion Group

October 24:   Chapters 19-25, pp 158-203

October 31:   Halloween – No Discussion Group

November 7: Chapters 26-29, pp 204-242           Epilogue, pp 243-253


Please join us to open this book up for further inquiry at the Dharma Center 502 Livermore St. To purchase the book please inquire first at our local book shops.

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