A Restrospective on the Tranquil Space Arlington Book Group

Aug 18, 2014 // by admin // Blog, books, Yoga // 3 Comments

Last night marked the 17th meeting of the Tranquil Space Arlington Book Group. We’ve met 4 to 6 times a year since October 2011 and have had some incredible discussions. In light of forthcoming 18th meeting (November 16, 2014) and 3 year anniversary in early fall, here’s the list of everything we’ve read and discussed so far:

August 2014—Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice by Mark Singleton

May 2014—Gita Wisdom by Joshua Greene

February 2014—Yoga Gems: A Treasury of Practical and Spiritual Wisdom from Ancient and Modern Masters by Georg Feuerstein Ph.D.

January 2014—Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

October 2013—Yoga Body, Buddha Mind by Cindi Lee

August 2013—The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi

June 2013—Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

April 2013—The Tao Te Ching as interpreted by Stephen Mitchell

February 2013—Happy Yoga, by Steve Ross

December 2012—Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi

October 2012—The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

August 2012—Yoga & the Path of the Urban Mystic by Darren Main

June 2012—Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chodron

April 2012—Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses by Claire Dederer

February 2012—Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya

December 2011—The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

October 2011—Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life by Karen Maezen Miller

The book group has been a blast these last 3 years and I expect more lively and provocative discussions as we continue. Our 18th meeting will be on November 16, 2014, 7:30-8:30 PM at Tranquil Space Arlington. We will discuss Journey into Power by Baron Baptiste.

A list of dates and books for 2015 is being developed. Leave a comment here with any recommendations for future book group selections.

3 thoughts on “A Restrospective on the Tranquil Space Arlington Book Group

  1. Elisa V

    Hi Lisa,

    So this isn’t exactly a yoga book, but I read The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama last year and got a lot out of it. The thing that has stuck with me the most, and that I carry into my yoga practice, is that nothing is really “good” or “bad”. It’s just different from our expectations.

    I’ll have to check out the next book club if you guys are accepting more members. I live really close to Tranquil Space in Arlington and keep meaning to check that out, too!

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks Elisa for the suggestion! We are always accepting new “members” to the book group. I am going to add this book to the list of yoga and yoga-related books for us to consider for future discussions.

      We hope that you’ll join us on November 16th for our discussion of Journey into Power.

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