The Book Club

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Welcome to the Free Women’s Collective (FWC) Book Club!

We were the original FWC group and we started a monthly virtual book club in January 2020.

Our virtual book club is open to all- and you don’t even need to have finished reading the book to attend. Once a year or so we have a call for book nominations and then we vote on books to read for the year. We meet virtually the first Monday of the month from 7pm- 8:30pm and we use the same zoom channel as the Sangha.

Men are very welcome to read books, participate in our discussions, and nominate books for us all to read, but voting on books is reserved for women. Our goal is to give us an opportunity to expand our understanding of Buddhism by reading books and then having discussions where we share quotes, can ask questions, and can try to tie in concepts with daily life.

Feel free to take notes as you read with what has sparked your interest. We hope to try to bring light and life to the many outstanding women authors, but we occasionally read a good book or two by males. 

It is a safe easy relaxed zone where all are welcome and encouraged to get to know each other and share some life thoughts in our monthly zoom meetings.  Check out what we are reading and join us!! For any questions, please email fwcreaders@gmail.com. Happy reading!

Schedule and Updates for 2022

Interested in advancing your understanding of the Dharma and deepening your relationship with dharma brothers and sisters? Join our sangha book club! This year we are reading one book over two months. The first meeting discusses the first half of the book, and the final meeting discusses the second half. Please make a note now in your calendars of the dates and books. You are encouraged to take notes and share quotes you find noteworthy. All are welcome! No need to have done all – or even any- of the reading to participate. 

We will be discussing the entirety of No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh when we meet on July 11th. Book Club will take a Summer break and will not meet in August. Then we’ll resume our regularly scheduled program in September. Prior to our book discussion we’ll have a brief meeting about Book Club plans for moving forward next year. If you have ideas, suggestions, or if you’re interested in leading the Book Club please let us know at the July 11th meeting or by sending an email to fwcreaders@gmail.com.

Please contact us at fwcreaders@gmail.com if you have questions.


About the Virtual Book Club

The Free Women’s Collective Virtual Book Club is a monthly book discussion group on Zoom open to all Sangha members. 

  • It is not necessary to have read the whole book in order to participate in the discussion. 
  • Feel free to make notes as you read to remember quotes, questions, or ideas that stood out.
  • All meetings are held on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30pm.  Join us at https://zoom.us/j/825940300 

Please contact us at fwcreaders@gmail.com if you have questions.


Archive and Past Updates

December 2021: Thank you to all that voted for books for 2022 and the winners are in! A new year means a chance to change things up. In 2022 we will be reading one book over two months. The first meeting will be to discuss the first half of the book, and the final meeting will be to discuss the second half and the entirety of the book. Please make a note now in your calendars of the dates and books. You are encouraged to take notes and share quotes you find noteworthy. All are welcome!

November 2021: Voting for books for all of 2022 will occur from October 15 to November 15. Look for the winners to be announced in December’s newsletter!