Sangha on Newark Ave Book Club

 

 

 

"A Sangha is a community of friends practicing the dharma together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness." -- Thich Nhat Hanh.

In a nutshell, that's what this book group aims to do: to form a sangha where we help each other along the path of enlightenment, awareness, mindfulness, Nirvana, or however you may call it. Each month we'll discuss a book on Buddhism, meditation, and/or mindfulness. The goal is to cast a wide net across these ancient practices, approaching the path at different angles, and learning how to incorporate them into our daily lives.

Join Lorenzo and friends VIRTUALLY* every last Thursday of the month 6p - 7p.

Don't forget! Book group selections are 10% off when purchased at WORD. 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK GROUP LEADER

Lorenzo Gerena is an amateur reader trying to go pro. He tends to read post-modern fiction (Pynchon, Vonnegut, Burroughs), or books on Buddhism, meditation, and spirituality. He's also a big fan of poets like Mary Oliver, William Carlos Williams, and Walt Whitman.

 

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Finding Freedom: How Death Row Broke and Opened My Heart Cover Image
By Jarvis Masters, Pema Chodron (Foreword by), Melody Ermachild Chavis (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611809114
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Published: Shambhala - July 14th, 2020

Discussion: January 28, 2021


Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525522836
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Published: Penguin Life - December 29th, 2020

Discussion: February 25, 2021


Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom Cover Image
By Pamela Ayo Yetunde (Editor), Cheryl A. Giles (Editor), Ruth King (Contributions by), Lama Rod Owens (Contributions by), Sebene Selassie (Contributions by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781611808650
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Published: Shambhala - December 8th, 2020

Discussion: March, 25, 2021


Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781623170981
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Published: North Atlantic Books - June 14th, 2016

Discussion: April 29, 2021


Still Running: The Art of Meditation in Motion Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611808193
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Published: Shambhala - August 11th, 2020

Discussion: May 27, 2021


At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk’s Life Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781946764393
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Published: Parallax Press - September 3rd, 2019

Discussion: June 24, 2021


The First Free Women: Original Poems Inspired by the Early Buddhist Nuns Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781645470564
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Published: Shambhala - June 22nd, 2021

Discussion: July 29, 2021


The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399185045
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Published: Avery - September 20th, 2016

Discussion: August 26, 2021


Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780861713578
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Published: Wisdom Publications - June 15th, 2004

Discussion: September 30, 2021


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Don't Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak-Outs Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781611808407
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Published: Shambhala - August 25th, 2020

Discussion: October 28, 2021