February 19 - 7-8pm
THE UNIVERSE IN A SINGLE ATOM: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
by H.H. the Dalai Lama, trans. & ed. by Jeffrey Hopkins
A rare, personal investigation of the astonishing connections between seemingly disparate topics--such as evolution and karma--that challenge us see that science and faith can work hand-to-hand to alleviate human suffering. The Dalai Lama invites us to see them as complementary investigative approaches to truth, and a key to peace.
Moderator: Paul Oppenheimer
March 18 - 7-8pm
WILD AWAKENING: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
by The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Rinpoche presents Mahamudra and Dzogchen, revealing their simplicity and value--emphasizing that we can experience our world more directly, with responsibility, freedom, and confidence.
Moderator: Donna Tash
July 22 - 7-8pm
GOOD LIFE, GOOD DEATH
by Gehlek Rinpoche
Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? How did we get here? Many has asked these questions and many have attempted to answer them. But there is another question. Good Life, Good Death asks us to contemplate how does the idea of life after death affect the way we live our lives.
Moderator: Ira Pettit
September 16 - 7-8pm
THE BACKDOOR TO ENLIGHTENMENT
by Za Rinpoche and Ashley Nebelsieck
Everyone dreams of a better life. All the things you've ever wanted - happiness, loving relationships, health, wealth and peace of mind - are all qualities of enlightenment, a way of embracing our fullest potential that seemed unavailable to us, until now. For thousands of years, the secret to enlightenment has remained hidden in the distant reaches of the Himalayas, deep in wisdom impenetrable to all but the most dedicated seekers. Now, a highly renowned Tibetan spiritual master burns the rules and barriers that have hindered our understanding. For the first time in history, the backdoor to enlightenment reveals the keys to immediate, profound realization tothe rest of the world. More than just a heartfelt story of mystery and discovery, this revolutionary work stands out as a smart, clear guide, showing step-by-step how you can use these astonishing truths to transform every apsect of your life. There might not be a shortcut to enlightenment, but there is a backdoor.
Moderator: Lisa Meyer
November 4 - 7-8pm
HOW TO SEE YOURSELF AS YOU REALLY ARE
by H.H. the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins
Like the two wings of a bird, love and insight work cooperatively to bring about enlightenment, says a fundamental Buddhist teaching. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we each possess the ability to achieve happiness and a meaningful life, but the key to realizing that goal is self-knowledge. In How to See Yourself As You Really Are, the world's foremost Buddhist leader and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize shows readers how to recognize and dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more realistic--and loving--perspective.
Moderator: Krista Pool