The Awakened One: A Life of the Buddha - A Book Study

with Paul Libersher

July 12th—September 13th -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $10 Program price
  • $20 Patron price
Room: Main Shrine Room

"We want to know where life can go, what can be made of it, how far its scope can extend. Are there barriors? Are there hidden treasures? Though we may appear settled, we are always testing, testing at our edges and limits or retreating from having done so. Convention, ordinary life, provides an artificial definition and an artificial safe haven. But the walls of convention are thin. If we pass through them, what is the real reach and range of existence that lies beyond?

In the context of this basic questioning, the life of the Buddha is an immense landmark. The Buddha was a prince, and he left the palace. He stepped out of the pattern that he had grown into and set out on a journey of discovery from which he never returned..."

- Sherab Chodzin Kohn

Awakened Wednesdays continues our book study series with this biography of the Buddha by Sherab Chodzin Kohn. Participants will read sections of the book, then get together for meditation, fellowship, and discussion of the readings previously assigned. (If one cannot complete a particular reading before, one is still welcome to attend the discussion.) Participants should read the Introduction and Chapter 1 before the first class on July 12, 2017.