Pursuing Personal Peace
THursdays 9 pm - 9:30 pm; encore, Sundays 2 pm - 2:30 pm
Pursuing Personal Peace is an on-air book club. The Dalai Lama said, “World peace must develop from inner peace.” Each week Margaret and Julia tap into the rich Buddhist literature that points toward personal peace. In the process of exploring the books, opportunities arise for a deeper understanding of ourselves, as well as incorporating the new insights into our daily lives.
CURRENT BOOK REVIEW SHOWS - It’s Up to You
This book will transform the way we think about objects, entities, and ourselves. With characteristic freshness, Dzigar Kongtrul offers a practice he calls self-reflection. We explore his suggestion that relaxing focus on the self and opening the attention to a much bigger picture represent feasible solutions to the stress of fixation. The author encourages each one of us to take responsibility for how we confer meaning upon the ideas and activities generated in mind. These seemingly plain words unpack to reveal a world in which there is considerable choice regarding everyday experience.
ARCHIVED SHOWS - REFLECTIONS ON SILVER RIVER: The ancient wisdom of Tokme Zongpo, presented through the eyes of Ken McLeod in Reflections on Silver River: The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, is as relevant now as it was in the fourteenth century. While we as human beings continue to find ourselves in difficult patterns that are remarkably similar to those of our predecessors, Ken's commentary is full of practical, simple, and inspiring descriptions of how to apply timeless truths to a modern life. In this book, a path to personal peace is presented in a deep and pithy format, one that will challenge both readers and listeners alike, providing rich substance for lively on-air book-club discussion.
PREVIOUS BOOK - Dancing with Life by Phillip Moffitt is a handbook for dancing with the ups and downs of life. Phillip provides a fresh perspective on moving from suffering to new awareness, peace and joy. He offers a path through mindfulness and the Four Noble Truths, showing us how we can choose to dance with life. Join Margaret Rush and Karen Latvala as they discuss the main points of the book chapter by chapter.