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The Great Work of Your Life – April Yoga Book Club

BiblYOphile Yoga Book Club – Does your love of yoga affect your reading choices? Do your mystery reading friends not want to talk about your yoga books? Then come to Yoga Book Club… Each month we’ll read a book relevant to our yoga practice and have a friendly discussion. In the spirit of spreading literacy and yoga, a donation jar will be set out for the charity of the month.

 

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April Selection – The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope

Friday April 22nd 4:45-5:45PM

From the Senior Scholar-in-residence and Ambassador for the famed Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health comes an incisive and inspiring meditation on living the life you were born to live.

In this fast-paced age, the often overwhelming realities of daily life may leave you feeling uncertain about how to realize your life’s true purpose—what spiritual teachers call dharma. But yoga master Stephen Cope says that in order to have a fulfilling life you must, in fact, discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self. In The Great Work of Your Life, Cope describes the process of unlocking the unique possibility harbored within every human soul. The secret, he asserts, can be found in the pages of a two-thousand-year-old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gita—an ancient allegory about the path to dharma, told through a timeless dialogue between the fabled archer, Arjuna, and his divine mentor, Krishna.

Cope takes readers on a step-by-step tour of this revered tale, and in order to make it relevant to contemporary readers, he highlights well-known Western lives that embody its central principles—including such luminaries as Jane Goodall, whose life trajectory shows us the power of honoring The Gift; Walt Whitman, who listened for the call of the times; Susan B. Anthony, whose example demonstrates the power of focused energy; John Keats, who was able to let his desire give birth to aspiration; and Harriet Tubman, whose life was nothing if not a lesson in learning to walk by faith. This essential guide also includes everyday stories about following the path to dharma, which illustrate the astonishingly contemporary relevance and practicality of this classic yogic story.

Please bring a donation to support our charity of the month, The Purple Dot Yoga Project.  Visit them here to learn about their projects to raise awareness around the issue of domestic violence.

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February 2016 BiblYOphile Yoga Book Club

BiblYOphile Yoga Book Club – February book – Hellbent by Benjamin Lorr HELL-BENT explores a world at the extremes of American yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim and quickly found the yoga reinventing his life. He was studying Bikram Yoga (or “hot yoga”) when a run-in with a master… Continue Reading

Jan 2016 Yoga Book Club – The Goddess Pose

  For our January Yoga Book Club selection, we’ll read The Goddess Pose by New York Times best-selling author Michelle Goldberg, where she traces the life of the incredible woman, Russian born Indra Devi, who brought yoga to the West—and in so doing paints a sweeping picture of the twentieth century.  Born into the minor… Continue Reading

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