The Amazon, Buddah, and pop culture at Third Place Books

Monday, August 21, 2017

A businessman who traveled into the Amazon basin. A devotee who explains Buddhism. An analysis of female celebrities and how they push boundaries.

All this presented by the authors at Third Place Books this week. The readings are free, but if you purchase the book, the author will sign it for you.

Third Place Books, upper level Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way, Lake Forest Park.

Tyler Gage
Fully Alive: Using the Lessons of the Amazon to Live Your Mission in Business and Life (Atria)
Tuesday, August 22 at 7pm

In Fully Alive, Tyler Gage shares his spiritual adventures and the business savvy that helped him create RUNA, a tea and energy drink company that collaborates with the indigenous people of Ecuador to harvest the “master plant” guayusa, revealing a centuries-old guiding philosophy for building a sacred way of living that he discovered through Amazonian shamanism.

James William Coleman
The Buddha's Dream of Liberation (Wisdom Publications)
Thursday,  August 24 at 7pm
In clear language, professor James William Coleman guides us through the ancient sutras that preserve the Buddha's message, illuminating their meaning for today's world and tying the Buddha's wisdom together for us. Includes chapters by Reb Anderson from the Zen tradition and Lama Palden from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition on how to use meditation to bring the Buddha's wisdom into our daily lives.

Anne Helen Petersen
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (Plume)
Friday, August 25 at 6:30pm

From BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an "acceptable" woman. Petersen uses the lens of "unruliness" to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Lena Dunham, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, exploring why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures.


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