“Understanding Our Mind” Book Discussion

Peaceful Action, Open Heart

We are hosting a book discussion of Understanding Our Mind by Thich Nhat Hanh. Starting on September 6, we will discuss a few chapters per month on every first Sunday.

Note: You do not have to read the book in advance to participate. If you do, please write down anything relating to your own life and practice that you would like to share with the group so that others may gain insight from your practice.

About the Book
Understanding Our Mind is a profound look at Buddhist psychology with insights into how these ancient teachings apply to the modern world. Based on the fifty verses on the nature of consciousness taken from the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu and the teachings of the Avatamsaka Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing, embracing, and looking deeply into the nature of our feelings and perceptions. Presenting the basic teachings of Buddhist applied psychology, it shows us how our mind is like a field, where every kind of seed is planted—seeds of suffering, anger, happiness, and peace.

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