river of fire/ river of water bookclub

Join us Tuesday evenings at 630 PM for our community bookclub. We will be reading River of Fire, River of Water.
Here is the book that was instrumental to founding of our community. Found on the shelves of a used bookstore and picked up a number of times before taking it home. I had no idea that it would change my life and the lives of so many other.
Eventhough our community is not a Jodo Shin community, we have been very influenced by the teachings of this tradition.
“With great spiritual insight and unparalleled scholarship, Dr. Taitetsu Unno—the foremost authority in the United States on Jodo Shin or Pure Land Buddhism—introduces us to the most popular form of Buddhism in Japan. Unique among the various practices of Buddhism, this “new” form of spiritual practice is certain to enrich the growing practice of Buddhism in the United States, which is already quite familiar with Zen and Tibetan traditions. River of Fire, River of Water is an introduction to the practice of Pure Land Buddhism for readers with or without prior experience with it.”
We ask that you read the assignment early so that you can reflect on the teaching through the week and see where you can apply them in your everyday lives – use a reading journal to write down you favorite passages or to ask question. If you have resistenence to something, observe it. Some times this is a good opportunity of learnig.

Your Hosts will be Christopher  Sharon and Gretchen

Again we will be meeting Tuesday evenings from 630 to 8 pm on Zoom.

Here are the reading assignment:

For our March 14   meeting read the Preface to page  35

For our March 21   meeting, read  pages 36 through 62

For out March 28  meeting, read pages 63 through 94

For oour April 4     meeting, read pages 95 through 124

For our April 11      meeting read pages 125 through 157

For our April 18     meeting read pages 158 through 182

For our April 25    meeting read pages 183 through 209

Addtional Readings: There will be additional readings found here on the website, for those that would like to go more indepth;


Tuesday evenings from 630 to 8 pm on Zoom.

Topic: Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship Book Club
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