The Pursuit of Happiness Study | Xian and Buddhist perspectives
'A Christian and a Buddhist walk into a Study'. It could be the beginning of a good joke and is an invitation to join our new book study and discussion group that begins on Sunday, November 12th, 9:30 AM in the atrium at AGMC!
We all want to be happy. Its something we spend our entire lives in pursuit of. Religions pander it and it has the tenancy to easily slip out of our grasp. Join our happiness guru Walter Poe in reading and discussion of two books written from two religious perspectives. The discussion group will meet on Sundays at 9:30 AM in the atrium at Akron General Medical Center.
The books are:
Every person experiences doubts. What keeps someone together in these times is a firm foundation in God’s faithfulness, rather than allowing their lives to be moved on a roller coaster of emotions. The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life has stood the test of time, and helped millions understand how to have full and complete assurance in God alone. Personal reflection questions help the reader to remember that this is not just a classic to be enjoyed, but also a journey to walked.
Matthieu Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves as least as much energy as any other in our lives. Wealth? Fitness? Career success? How can we possibly place these above true and lasting well-being? Drawing from works of fiction and poetry, Western philosophy, Buddhist beliefs, scientific research, and personal experience, Ricard weaves an inspirational and forward-looking account of how we can begin to rethink our realities in a fast-moving modern world. With its revelatory lessons and exercises, Happiness is an eloquent and stimulating guide to a happier life.