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Senshin Book Club

Jodo Shinshu
        Oct 1, 2017

        Jodo Shinshu,
                    Shin Buddhism in Medieval Japan
           By James Dobbins






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  cAVE sNOW    
July 23, 2017

    
Cave in the Snow
            by Vicki MacKenzie




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 Att-Gratt
 
    Apr 9, 2017
 
  
  Attitudes of  Gratitude
        by M.J.Ryan





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RachelJoyce
       Dec 18, 2016

      The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
         by  Rachel Joyce






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Chodron
    July 24, 2016

  When Things Fall Apart

      by Pema Chodron





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AKondo
    May 22, 2016

   Retiring Upstream - Finding Happiness and
     Security in the Transition of a Lifetime.

      By Alan Kondo




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Awareness
       Feb 21, 2016

      The Awareness of Self:  A Guide to the Understanding of
            Shin Buddhism
             by  Gyodo  Haguri





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HonorTheSelf

     Honoring The Self

    by Nathaniel Branden






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Buddhism on Air      Nov 15, 2015

    Buddhism on Air, Televised Kaleidoscope of a Growing Religion
         by     Kenneth Kenshin Tanaka

    televised series is available online at
               http://www.dharmanet.org/videobdkMSL.htm




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Breakfast
       Sept 20, 2015

      Breakfast with Buddha
          by   Roland Merullo






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Morinaga
       July 12, 2015

      Novice to Master: An ongoing lesson in the extent
        of my  own stupidity
         by  Soko Morinaga





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Confucius       May 31, 2015

       Confucius Lives Next Door
          What living in the East teaches us about living in the West
        by    T. R. Reid






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Mar 15, 2015

Awareness of Self: a guide to the Understanding
of Shin Buddhism
    Gyodo Haguri

tidingUp
      The Life Changing Magic of Tiding Up
        The Japanese Art of De-cluttering and Organizing
              by Marie Kondo







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Buddha's Gift        Nov 16. 2014,  Jan 18, 2015

       The Buddhas's Gift to the World
           Monshu Koshin Otani







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Happiness
      Sept 28, 2014

    The How of Happiness: A New Approach to
    Getting the Life You Want
         Sonja Lyubomirsky





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Khyentse

     July 27, 2014

    What make you NOT a Buddhist
      Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse





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Hidden Lamp
        June 8, 2014

      The Hidden Lamp
          Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of
               Awakened Women

        Edited by Florence Caplow & Susan Moon



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Ozeki        Mar 23, 2014

        A Tale for the Time Being
           Ruth Ozeki







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Willis       Jan 26, 2014

       Dreaming Me - Black, Baptist, and Buddhist
            Jan Willis







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LifeOfBuddha



   The Awakened One:  A life of the Buddha
       Sherab Chodzin Kohn





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BestBuddhistWriting2011      Sept 29, 2013
     
           (Second half of the book)

      July 14, 2013
 
     The Best Buddhist Writing 2011
                     (first half)



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Buddha in Attic     May 19, 2013

      The Buddha in the Attic
                 by   Julie Otsuka







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Awakening      Mar 17, 2013

      A Life of Awakening;
       The Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path

       by Takamaro Shigaraki


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Suzuki   

      Jan 13, 2013

    Crooked Cucumber
       The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki
       by  David Chadwick




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AnOpenHeart     Oct 28, 2012

     An Open Heart
      The Dalai Lama







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June 10, 2012

Discovering Buddhism in Everyday Life
  by Marvin Harada

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Catcher in the Rye
    Apr 15, 2012


    The Catcher in the Rye
       by J.D.Salinger





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monshu     Mar 11, 2012

    The Buddha's Wish for the World
       by Monshu Koshin Ohtani







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Great Living          Nov 13, 2011

        Great Living; In the Pure Encounter Between
            Master and Disciple
          by  Kemmyo Taira Sato






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Hotel    July 24, 2011

    Hotel on Corner of Bitter and Sweet
         by  Jamie Ford





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BeingPeace    June 12, 2011

     Being Peace
      By Thich Nhat Hanh





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Eshinni   Apr 10, 2011


   The Monk's Wife, A  Novel about Eshinni
         By Ruth M Tabrah




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Jan 16, 2011
Review of
    Gratitude:  Its Source and Power,
     by Taitetsu Unno

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Balasar
    Oct 31, 11:30am
    Balasraswti, Her art and life
          by Douglas Knight Jr
    Video presentation and book signing
    Douglas Knight Jr, biographer
    Bharata Natyam, Musician


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Saffaron

      Saffron Days in LA
             by  Bhante Walpola Piyananda







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Annon
   Date: May 2, 2010

   Annon - Peace and Tranquility
   Booklet of Sermons Commemorating
       the 750th Memorial of Shinran Shonin





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Buddhism Heart

      Date:  Mar 28, 2010

     Buddhism of the Heart
        by Jeff Wilson





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JanSteward      

       Aug 9, 2009

       Learning by Heart:  Teaching to Free the Creative Spirit
          by Jan Steward, Corita Kent





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June 14, 2009
Viewing Video of  Nobuo Haneda,

May 31, 2009

The Evil Person, Essays on Shin Buddhism
    by Shuichi Maida  and Nobuo Haneda

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Tolle    Jan, Mar         2009
   

   A New Earth:  Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
       by  Eckhart Tolle






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My Stroek         Nov 16, 2008
         Hosted by:        Mike & Lily Yanagita

          :        My Stroke of Insight   
                           by Jill Bolte Taylor
 
    




LastLecture

                The Last Lecture     
                       by Randy Pausch







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Place_Scare    Meeting   Sept 14, 2008

    The Places that Scare You:  Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times
        Pema Chodron







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  LivingWithCancer                            
         Meeting:  Apr 27, 2008
                Host::  Jean Minami, Ed & Helen Motokane

         Living with Cancer
                Ayako Suzuki





 FinalExam
      
           
     
          Final Exam:  A Surgeon's Reflection on Mortality
                     Pauline Chen





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Reason       Meeting:  Feb 17, 2008
      Host:  Mike & Lily Yanagita, Carole Yokota

      You were Born for a Reason (The Real Purpose of Life)
           Kentetsu Takamori
           Daiji Akehashi
           Kentaro Ito




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CurrentofChange
     Meeting Tenatve Oct 28, 2007
     Hoisted by David Fujikawa

      Currents of Change
      by Patricia Usuki





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DharmaBreeze
    Meeting Aug 5, 2007
     Hosted by Kazue Maesaki

    Dharma Breeze, Essays on Shin Buddhism
    by  Nobuo Harada





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DecFan
   Meeting, June 10, 2007
   Hosted by Susie and Frank Usui

   December Fan, The Buddhist Essays of Manshi Kiyozawa
   Translated by Nobuo Haneda





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BJB 
  Meeting,  Mar 18, 2007
  Hosted by Ed Ito

  Blue Jean Buddha, Voices of Young Buddhists
  Edited by Sumi Loudon





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River      Meeting:  Jan 21, 2007
     Hosted by Lilly & Mike Yanagita

       River of Fire  River of Water
       by Taitetsu Unno






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ShinBuddhistGold        
       Meeting:  Nov 12, 2006

       Hosted by David Fujikawa and Ted Akahori  

       Book for discussion:
       Shin Buddhism, Bits of Rubble Turn into Gold
          By Taitetsu Unno

        It was noted that there was definite connection between 2 previous BC selections,
       "Mosiaic Moon" and "Dharma Treasures" as reference was made to both in the book
       - as well as quotations included.  Jean brought a wonderful poem written by Rev. Dr. "Ty" - which she passed
        around - and Lilly read out loud to the group.
        It was nice to have Rev. Tada back from his travels to contribute to the discussion, as well as everyone else.

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ShinBuddhism   Meeting:  10 am Aug 20, 2006
  Hosted by Roy and Terry Nakawatase

  Book for discussion:

  Jodo Shinshu 24/7
  by Rev. Henry Tanaka


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DharmaTreasures   Meeting  June 25, 2006
  Hosted by Jean Minami

   Book for discussion :
  Dharma Treasures

   by Hawaii's Shin Buddhist Pioneers
 

  Members expressed that they really enjoyed this book for its real, simple, sincerely
   written expressions of the impact of Jodo Shinshu , the nembutsu and shinjin on the
   daily lives of these exceptional Jodo Shinshu followers.  On the suggestion of Rev Tada,
everyone took turns reading the poem, "Kono Mama" (As I Am) by Mrs. Chiyono Sasaki whose poem was read
by D.T. Suzuki, noted Zen scholar/author of the time, and declared the writing of a 'myokonin'.   Efforts had been
make to contact offsprings of these writers, but were not successful.  We are interested in knowing what kind of
life these persons lived, and how their children perceived them.
This was followed by members sharing writing they had done.  All were inspirational and evident that they were
truly written from their heart!  We asked if those members would mind if we collected their written expressions and
put together a small pamphlet or booklet of writngs of Book Club Members.  Please forward any contributions to
Terry Nakawatase.
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Cover     Meeting of Mar 26, 2006
    Hosted by Ed Ito
   Book for discussion :

   The Year of Magical Thinking
 
       by Joan Didion

   Just wanted to tell Ed and Anne Ito, "THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL DISCUSSION AND
    THE DELICIOUS LUNCH!....of empanadas, chicken salad and cookies!!"  There was
    a lot of stimulating discussion as we shared our feelings about Joan Didion's
    book "A Year of Magical Thinking"...of how she did, or wasn't able to accept her
loved one's sudden passing - complicated by the life and death struggle of
her daughter at the same time.  The exchange compared Western and Eastern
interpretation and handling (emotionally and psychologically) of death - as well as
Christian  and Buddhist, and somewhat of difference of the "privileged,"
affluent class to the average person(s) way of relating to this major change in
life.
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Awakening      Jan 22, 2006

      A Life of Awakening;
       The Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path

       by Takamaro Shigaraki


Tariki
 Oct 2, 2005
Tariki
  by Hiroyuki Itsuki




July 31, 2005
Two Headed Bird
  by Mitsuko Ando

Buddha's Kitchen
May 22, 2005
Buddha's Kitchen
   by Kimberley Snow




Mar 22, 2005
Ocean
   by Kenneth K.Tanaka

Bright Dawn
Oct 24, 2004
Bright Dawn
   by S.K. Kubose




July 25,  2004
Mosaic Moon
   by Fraces H. Kakugawa

Coffenman      May 4, 2004

     Coffinman
        The Journal of a Buddhist mortician

       by  Shinmon Aoki