Meets 3rd Wednesday of month | Sep 20 6:30–8 pm
small Room | FREE
September Book Choice
Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
By Anne Lamont
Available from Amazon as a paperback, a hard copy, or an audible.
Mercy is radical kindness, Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others--and yourself--to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.
In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by-facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves. It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere-within us and outside us, all around us-and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all.
“Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy is a breath of fresh literary air. With a caring and understanding tone, Lamott takes on the overwhelming negativity in today’s political and international culture head-on, and gets hands-on in finding humor and hope in between the headlines.” —Pacific Sun
“Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” —Chicago Tribune
Interested in delving into conversations that you can only scrape the surface of with your teacher and fellow students during a class? Want a way to get more involved with the community?
Come gather with fellow like-minded friends for the YAF Book Club, hosted by Laura Jane Mellencamp and Shaun Emerson. Open to all who are interested in reading and discussing a broad range of books related to the teachings of yoga—the ancient texts, yoga-related memoirs and fiction, asana guides, and yoga teaching, among other possible topics, including spiritual growth and community.
Upcoming Meetings & Books
Wednesdays 6:30–8 pm
October 18, November 15
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