Sharon Salzberg is coming to Guelph

Sharon Salzberg, internationally recognized mindfulness and lovingkindness teacher; author and speaker will be in Guelph, June 7 St Georges Church at 1pm. Tickets are $10 and available through The Bookshelf. Her book Lovingkindness is one of my favourites.We will also…

Mortality

Mortality

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens “Morning of the biopsy, wake and say whatever happens this is the last day of my old life. No pretense of youth or youthfulness anymore. From now on an arduous awareness.”  Mortality is the last book…

The Four Desires

The Four Desires

The Four Desires By Rod Stryker  There is an ancient set of ideas from Hindu India that I find very compelling. They are called The Four Aims of Human Life: Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. Dharma in this case, means…

5 Essential Buddhist Books

5 Essential Buddhist Books

Top Five Beginner Buddhist Books  I have been studying, practising and teaching Buddhist meditation for nearly twenty years, and this is the list of books that I would recommend to someone who wants to start practising Buddhist style meditation. Seeking the…

Gitanjali

Gitanjali

Gitanjali by Ranindranath Tagore “This is my delight, thus to wait and watch at the wayside where shadow chases light and the rain comes in the wake of summer….Messengers, with tidings from unknown skies, greet me and speed me along…

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness I experienced a real conundrum as I began this review. Who will want to read this book? It is the story of Conor, a young man whose mother is sick with cancer, maybe even…