Riverfront Library will close at 5pm on Thursday, April 25th for a special event.

Positive Psychology Reading Room: Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chödrön

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Adults, Adults 55+
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Program Description

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Our next book selection is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart.Join us starting February 7th as we read one chapter per week of Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chödrön.  

Reading schedule:

February 7 Preface, Acknowledgements, Rules of Engagement

February 14 Chapter 1: No Escape, No Problem, Chapter 2: No Big Deal 

February 21 Chapter 3: Pulling Out the Rug, Chapter 4: Let the World Speak for Itself

February 28 Chapter 5: Poison as Medicine, Chapter 6: Start Where You Are

March 6 Chapter 7: Bringing All That We Meet to the Path, Chapter 8: Drive All Blames into One

March 13 Chapter 9: Be Grateful to Everyone, Chapter 10: Cutting the Solidarity of Thoughts

March 20 Chapter 11: Overcoming Resistance, Chapter 12: Empty Boat

March 27 Chapter 13: Teachings for Life and Death, Chapter 14: Loving- Kindness and Compassion

April 3 Chapter 15: Lighten Up, Chapter 16: Abandon Any Hope of Fruition

April 10 Chapter 17: Compassionate Action, Chapter 18: Taking Responsibility for Your Own Actions

April 17 Chapter 19: Communication from the Heart, Chapter 20: The Big Squeeze

April 24 Chapter 21: High-Stakes Practice, Chapter 22: Train Wholeheartedly

May 1 In-Person Celebration (location TBA)


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