Book Discussion Group

2023 WINTER BOOK GROUP

Thursdays Jan. 12 – Feb. 9, 7:30 – 8:30 PM on Zoom

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet by Joan Halifax

“Joan Halifax is a clearheaded and fearless traveler and in this book…she offers us a map of how to travel courageously and fruitfully, for our own benefit and the benefit of all beings.” ―From the foreword by Rebecca Solnit

To register and receive zoom link, email zen@ysdharma.org

Standing at the Edge is an evocative examination of how we can respond to suffering, live our fullest lives, and remain open to the full spectrum of our human experience.

Joan Halifax has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work as a humanitarian, a social activist, an anthropologist, and as a Buddhist teacher. Over many decades, she has also collaborated with neuroscientists, clinicians, and psychologists to understand how contemplative practice can be a vehicle for social transformation. Through her unusual background, she developed an understanding of how our greatest challenges can become the most valuable source of our wisdom―and how we can transform our experience of suffering into the power of compassion for the benefit of others.

Halifax has identified five psychological territories she calls Edge States―altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement―that epitomize strength of character. Yet each of these states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we become open to the full range of our human experience and discover who we really are.

To register and receive zoom link, email zen@ysdharma.org

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Sutta Study Group

Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM

The Dharma Center is holding an online Sutta Study group.  We will be meeting monthly for 90 minutes, starting at 7:30 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the month, and all are invited.

To join the group, please email Will Slater at slaterw@bluffton.edu and he will send you the zoom link and additional information for the Study Group.

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