Dear dharma friends,
I find the 'book club' a great idea too and have thought about this before in fact. I think the potential benefits farly outweigh potential dangers. Of course there can and will be misunderstandings by studying without 'guidance'. But there can be misunderstandings with guidance too (either wrong teachers or teachers are misunderstood). And as it was said not studying the dharma is worse - we are all misguided by the wordly view already very much. I am also very motivated when I am studying with others and this keeps me going.
So please pm me if you are still interested in a book club.
I am also very interested in sharing everyday experiences relating them to the Dharma. I want to make allday life into practice and I really need help through Dharma companions - and it would also make me so happy to help others directing their every day actions more in concordance with the dharma too.
You could say I am searching for true dharma friends to help each other on the CompassionateJourney
I have deep respect for Thich Nath Hanh and he had always stressed the importance of a supportive sangha very much.
Unfortunately I am extremely short of time due to work and family life. So I need to look for a reliable exchange which is not too time consuming. As I am female I would love to find a female dharma companion for various reasons.
I'd be happy to get replies in the forum or via pm from anyone interested.
May you all be happy and free from suffering and have the cause for it