April 13, 2010
Join us April 19th at the Tricycle Community Book Club when Allan Lokos will start discussing his new book, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living.
Can't wait? Neither can we. However, in the pages of Pocket Peace Allan reminds us of the value of patience:
We all have a sense of what patience is, and most of us would acknowledge how easy it can be to lose it. It is as if we think we have a limited supply of this "patience" stuff—perhaps a tiny sack, embedded in each embryo, which expands as we grow, reaching its full capacity of approximately one half-pint when we arrive at physical maturity. Sounds ridiculous, of course, but is it any more foolish than allowing the depletion of that which protects us from the dangers of our own anger, loss of compassion, and reactive behavior? So many of us seem willing to admit that we easily lose our patience and consequently become impatient. Would we so easily admit that we run out of kindness and become unkind, or that we run out of intelligence and become stupid? We have, in fact, an unlimited capacity for patience, far beyond what we might think, and it can be extremely worthwhile to pursue its development.
Audio readings will supplement the discussion at the Tricycle Community Book Club. Previous Book Club books include Anam Thubten's No Self, No Problem, Matthew Flickstein's Meditator's Workbook, and the classic Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.