Living Dharma Centre Book Club

The Living Dharma Centre is starting a Virtual Book Club this fall. We invite interested people to read a specific book chosen every three months and sign up for email participation and discussion.

The first selections for the months of September, October and November, we have chosen two titles. Both are excellent introductions to Shin Buddhism and are easily understandable. These books are available through Chapters Indigo and Amazon.

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River of Fire, River of Water   By  Taitetsu Unno

River of Fire, River of Water was published in 1998 and speaks for itself as being a classic in Shin Buddhism literature. Written by  the wonderful teacher and Shin Scholar, Tai Unno, if you have not already read it, we encourage you to.

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Call of the Infinite  By John Paraskevopoulos
 
Call of the Infinite was first published in 2009 and the following are a few comments made by people who have read it:  

"Call of the Infinite  is a rare and lovely thing: a succinct treatment in 96 pages of the major concerns of Shin faith and life which manages to be compelling for all its brevity. Author John Paraskevopoulos is an Australian convert who is also a Shin priest. He has the marvellous ability to anticipate a reader's questions and answer them in straightforward fashion in a clear, lively prose."


“I wouldn't hesitate to recommend CALL OF THE INFINITE to one who has no previous background in Shin Buddhism. I feel confident that such a reader could then go on to the more fully-orbed works of such established writers as Alfred Bloom, Dennis Hirota, Kenneth Tanaka, and Taitetsu Unno. “ -Peter M. Schogol


“This is a deeply thoughtful work and is a mature and useful guide for the spiritually hungry or perplexed. It is brief, but not epigramic; each paragraph gives the reader plenty to contemplate, but the meaning is always clear. The book is written in beautifully constructed English - not something one can take for granted in any published work. It is also cleverly and clearly structured.”- M.F. Healsmith



If you have any question or to sign up for discussion emails please contact Barb MacCarl:
bm.livingdharmacentre@gmail.com