Sangha Book Group

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What We’re Reading Now: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching (chapter 27). We’ll talk about it on Saturday, December 17 at 10am. via the Book Group Zoom link*

Welcome to the Ancient Forest Sangha Book Group, we’re glad to have you! We started this group in February 2022 as a way for the sangha to support one another in exploring Thay’s extensive writings.

You are welcome to drop in to any book group meeting, but it will be helpful if you have read the book. When we finish a book, we’ll choose a new one.

We’ll start with a 5 minute sit, then chat about the book for about an hour. 

Email list. Book Group updates will go out with the regular weekly emails. If you would like to also be added to the Book Group email list, or for other book group related queries, please email us at, put “BOOK GROUP” in the subject line. We won’t flood your inbox, but we may wish to send occasional emails that are only relevant to the book group participants.

Some sources of books. Here are a few places to buy books, e-books or audiobooks.  Please let Stassia know if you would like to join but need financial assistance to purchase the book ( For the shorter books, people might even be willing to share. Here are some sources of new and used books, (alternatives to Amazon): 

Alibris, Thrift Books, Eureka Books, Northtown Books (Arcata, 10% discount for book clubs if we order together), Northtown digital audiobook site, Humboldt Co. Library, and Libby , (the Libby app lets you download digital files like audio-books, e-books etc. through your library card. CA residents can also get a free library card from the San Francisco Public Library (must apply in person), which can be used to connect to Libby and have access to a much larger collection).

Past Book Group Selections

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