This summer we may feel the desire for joy particularly acutely.
Let’s read together: Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness, by James Baraz.
Baraz offers ten simple, yet profound, strategies for training the mind in joyfulness. Our book study group we will explore:
- How to make happiness a habit by inclining the mind toward states that lead to well-being
- Finding joy, even during difficult times like the COVID19 global pandemic
- Cultivating practices for sustaining joyfulness in daily life.
June 23: Introduction with guest teacher Ginger Holladay
June 30: Inclining the Mind Toward Joy
July 7: Mindfulness: Being Present for Your Life
July 14: Grateful Heart, Joyful Heart
July 21 : Finding Joy in Difficult Times
July 28: The Bliss of Blamelessness
August 4: The Joy of Letting Go
August 11: The Sweetness of Loving Ourselves
August 18: The Joy of Loving Others
August 25: Compassion: The Natural Expression of a Joyful Heart
September 1: The Joy of Simply Being
This circle is open to everyone. In order to particulate fully in the conversation you need to have access to a copy of the book.
Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness is available in several formats including hardcover, paperback, kindle and audible.
Our host is Kate Davies, http://www.katedavies.org/. Kate has had a meditation practice for more than twenty years and is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher.