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.

 

 

The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611804072
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shambhala - February 14th, 2017

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2:00pm

This is a book to be relished one awakening at a time. Each story is a reminder that no matter how hard the situation or desolate you may feel, spring will come again, breaking through a cold winter, bringing early yellow forsythia flowers. And the Great Spring of enlightenment--that sudden rush of acceptance, pain cracking open, obstructions shattering--will also burst forth.

 


Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101980316
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 28th, 2017

Wednesday, November 7th, 2:00pm

In Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this century, nurtured by science and "spiritual technologies," with civility and love as muscular public practice. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how.

 


The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781590300060
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Shambhala - February 17th, 2004

Wednesday, December 5th, 2:00pm

Join Ursula K. Le Guin as she explores a broad array of subjects, ranging from Tolstoy, Twain, and Tolkien to women's shoes, beauty, and family life. With her customary wit, intelligence, and literary craftsmanship, she offers a diverse and highly engaging set of readings. The Wave in the Mind includes some of Le Guin's finest literary criticism, rare autobiographical writings, performance art pieces, and, most centrally, her reflections on the arts of writing and reading.