VB Reads...Living with Meaning

This book group aims to learn and share perspectives on what makes a meaningful life. Through readings and discussions on faith, spirituality, and wellness it hopes to inspire within us a courageous curiosity and an intimate understanding of the diverse spiritual approaches and practices towards wellbeing and balance. It aspires to do so by exploring a variety of genres, which include fiction, non-fiction, and memoir. Join us in the readings gallery the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm. Authors DO NOT attend.



Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-Five Paintings to Change the Way You Live Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399575945
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Rider Press - July 5th, 2016

Wednesday, April 4th, 2:00pm

Looking at Mindfulness collects classic and esoteric paintings, from Rembrandt to Hopper to Magritte, and offers a lucid commentary on the inner workings of each. Andre describes the dynamic on the canvas, and turns to the viewer's own reactions, exploring the connection between what we see and what we feel.

Think on These Things Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060916091
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - October 11th, 1989

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2:00pm

Krishnamurti's observations and explorations of modern man's estate are penetrating and profound, yet given with a disarming simplicity and directness. To listen to him or to read his thoughts is to face oneself and the world with an astonishing morning freshness.

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316270748
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Back Bay Books - April 1st, 2020

Wednesday, June 6th, 2:00pm

Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote.