“Caring for Our Community” Book Group

During the 2022–23 year, the GBZC monthly book group is studying A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community, edited by Nathan Jishin Michon and Daniel Clarkson Fisher.

With essays on topics varying from caring for sangha members facing issues such as terminal illness or depression, to budgeting and meeting facilitation, to considerations of poverty and accessibility, the book gives Buddhist-inspired practical advice on wisely enacting compassion within (and from) our existing sangha relationships. While perhaps especially important for sangha leaders or future leaders (such as Board and Working Group members, Practice Leaders, and teachers at all levels), all are invited!

Selections from the 50 essays are being chosen according to the interests of the group.  The book costs about $35 plus shipping, and financial assistance is available to those who find this cost a burden. Three copies have been purchased for the GBZC library, which can also be borrowed.

The group will meet by Zoom only.

Dates: Third Sunday of the month, September through May (EXCEPT December)
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Leaders: Julie Seido Nelson, Dharma Holder, and Jill Shishin Gaulding, Assistant Teacher
Schedule and Zoom Link: Information Document
Questions? Email [email protected]