Book-Discussion Groups at Brooks meet year round exploring a wide variety of topics in spiritual psychology. Join an existing group when its members are about to begin a new title, or propose a new topic and we at Brooks will find others who want to read along that line. Groups normally agree to meet every two weeks and to read about thirty pages per week.
Each discussion group is limited to 10 people. If more than 10 are interested in a particular topic, a second discussion group is formed when there are at least 5 (which can mean a period of waiting). Suggested minimum donation per group meeting, which is tax deductible, is $5 per person to help defray costs of advertising, group communications, website upkeep, tea and coffee, etc.
To join a group or to suggest a topic for a group, email us at brookscenterforspirituality.org or call 303-759-5985. For latest happenings in existing groups, check Meetup Denver under the group topic or contact us in one of the same ways.
Topics of groups already formed (but open to new members) include:
Advaita Vedanta - Groups meet the first three Saturday mornings and the fourth Friday evening of each month. One group, reading I Am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj, meets the first and third Saturday mornings from 10:30am to 12:30noon; the other, reading assorted writers in Advaita, meets the second Saturday morning from 10:30 to 12:30pm but the fourth Friday evening, from 6:30 to *;30pm. For location and directions email us at email@example.com or phone 303-759-5985. This second group over time will read and contemplate together the texts of some comparatively recent figures in this ancient tradition-- Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi, for example, as well as even more contemporary writers such as Jean Klein and Rupert Spiria--but intends ultimately to read older texts in the lineage, going all the way back to the Upanishads and the Brahma Sutras.
New Thought: Authors and Topics - First meeting Friday, July 29, at 7pm. For location and directions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 303-759-5985. This group will read books by the founders of Divine Science, Unity, and Religious Science, as well as by related figures such as Emma Curtis Hopkins andH. B. Jeffery. We will also read more recent books by living or recently deceased New Thought authors.
Japanese Psychology - currently reading The Art of Taking Action: Lessons
from Japanese Psychology by Gregg Krech (ToDo Institute, 2014).Many people think of Eastern religion as only focusing on contemplative practices such as meditation and self-reflection. Using Morita Therapy, Kaizen and Naikan, Gregg Krech, author and 25-year teacher of Japanese psychology, combines these three Zen and Shin Buddhist principles to show the other side of Eastern wisdom: Attention, Acceptance, Purpose and Action. Filled with practical information and surprising insights, "The Art of Taking Action" is a solid introduction to Japanese psychology. Join us as we explore and learn how to use it to move our lives forward.
Buddhism: Authors and Topics - group currently forming to read Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chödrön (Shambhala, available in a variety of editions and formats).