Join us reading and discussing!
WHEN: Friday, July 30, 19.00 – 21.00
LEVEL: The book club is open to anyone who is interested to meet and discuss the books we read
Please note that registration is required.
Join our relaxed and easy-going book club! You find more information here.
About the book in July:
Book Title: Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet
Author: Joan Halifax
Joan Halifax has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work as a
humanitarian, a social activist, an anthropologist, and as a Buddhist teacher. Over many
decades, she has also collaborated with neuroscientists, clinicians, and psychologists to
understand how contemplative practice can be a vehicle for social transformation. Through her
unusual background, she developed an understanding of how our greatest challenges can
become the most valuable source of our wisdom―and how we can transform our experience
of suffering into the power of compassion for the benefit of others.
Halifax has identified five psychological territories she calls Edge States―altruism, empathy,
integrity, respect, and engagement―that epitomize strength of character. Yet each of these
states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five
psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we
become open to the full range of our human experience and discover who we really are.
Recounting the experiences of caregivers, activists, humanitarians, politicians, parents, and
teachers, incorporating the wisdom of Zen traditions and mindfulness practices, and rooted in
Halifax’s groundbreaking research on compassion, Standing at the Edge is destined to become a
contemporary classic. A powerful guide on how to find the freedom we seek for others and
ourselves, it is a book that will serve us all.
Level: open for everyone
Registration: REGISTER HERE