Sangha on Newark Ave Book Club

 

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Meetings on the last Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM. 

 

"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.
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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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The Experience of Insight: A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation By Joseph Goldstein Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611808162
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Shambhala - August 25th, 2020

Discussion: April 28, 2022


One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, a Zen Memoir By Henry Shukman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640092624
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint - October 15th, 2019

Discussion: March 31, 2022


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment By Eckhart Tolle Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781577314806
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: New World Library - August 19th, 2004

Discussion: February 24, 2022


Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness By Rick Hanson, PhD Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593135488
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harmony - November 2nd, 2021

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER • “An easy-to-follow road map for creating day-to-day inner peace in today’s increasingly complex world.”—Lori Gottlieb, MFT, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone


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Don't Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak-Outs By Ralph De La Rosa Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781611808407
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Shambhala - August 25th, 2020

Discussion: October 28, 2021


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Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice By Kosho Uchiyama, Tom Wright (Editor), Jisho Warner, Shohaku Okumura (Editor) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780861713578
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Wisdom Publications - June 15th, 2004

Discussion: September 30, 2021


The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World By Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399185045
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avery - September 20th, 2016

Discussion: August 26, 2021


The First Free Women: Original Poems Inspired by the Early Buddhist Nuns By Matty Weingast, Bhikkhuni Anandabodhi (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Matty Weingast, Bhikkhuni Anandabodhi (Contributions by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781645470564
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Shambhala - June 22nd, 2021

Discussion: July 29, 2021


At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk’s Life By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781946764393
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Parallax Press - September 3rd, 2019

Discussion: June 24, 2021


Still Running: The Art of Meditation in Motion By Vanessa Zuisei Goddard Cover Image
$16.95
Out of Stock - Not Available
ISBN: 9781611808193
Published: Shambhala - August 11th, 2020

Discussion: May 27, 2021


Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation By Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah, Ph.D. Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781623170981
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: North Atlantic Books - June 14th, 2016

Discussion: April 29, 2021


Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom By Cheryl A. Giles (Editor), Pamela Ayo Yetunde (Editor), Gyozan Royce Andrew Johnson (Contributions by), Ruth King (Contributions by), Kamilah Majied (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Cheryl A. Giles (Editor), Pamela Ayo Yetunde (Editor), Gyozan Royce Andrew Johnson (Contributions by), Ruth King (Contributions by), Kamilah Majied (Contributions by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781611808650
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Published: Shambhala - December 8th, 2020

Discussion: March, 25, 2021


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

Discussion: February 25, 2021


Finding Freedom: How Death Row Broke and Opened My Heart By Jarvis Masters, Pema Chodron (Foreword by), Melody Ermachild Chavis (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jarvis Masters, Pema Chodron (Foreword by), Melody Ermachild Chavis (Introduction by)
$16.95
Out of Stock - Not Available
ISBN: 9781611809114
Published: Shambhala - July 14th, 2020

Discussion: January 28, 2021