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Culinary Gals

Our February theme revolves around the food we love and the gals who bring together ingredients to make something deliciously magical! We are celebrating and shining a spotlight on the culinary gals in our lives from Grandma’s cooking to the White House Cookbook. See what’s new at the library on First Friday, February 3, from […]

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Inspirational Gals Month

Our wish for 2023 is for you to find inspiration in all aspects of your life. That’s why we’re kicking off the new year with our inspiring collection of books, podcast episodes, and clubs. See what’s new at the library on First Friday, January 6, from 12pm-9pm. We’re open late and hoping to inspire you! […]

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Tara Circle Meetup

We are an online sangha (community) based in Indiana. Our first meeting will be on Tara Day, Sunday, January 29 at 10am EST to get to know each other and set our intention for this wonderful, weekly gathering. Starting Feb 4, we’ll meet online every Saturday at 10am EST. We will be reading and discussing […]

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The Edge of Enlightment

by Leah Leach INTENTION My intention is to help make what I have learned in Buddhism approachable to all levels of readers regardless of faith or practice. I also cultivate the intention to share this wisdom with all beings. There are moments when I feel the world reveals herself.   As if a crystal-clear mirror is […]

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What’s in a Name?

by Leah Leach INTENTION My intention is to help make what I have learned in Buddhism approachable to all levels of readers regardless of faith or practice. I also cultivate the intention to share this wisdom with all beings. Prince, Puff Daddy, and Queen Victoria and I have something in common… We’ve all changed our […]

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Hulkin’ Out

by Leah Leach INTENTION My intention is to help make what I have learned in Buddhism approachable to all levels of readers regardless of faith or practice. I also cultivate the intention to share this wisdom with all beings. The story of the Hulk is an excellent example of Feeding (not fighting) Your Demons…get the […]

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Truth Has No Handles

Audio (previously part of a Lama in the Library series) WHAT IS THIS SEED? “The truth has no handles” HOW THIS SEED BLOOMED FOR ME This phrase gave me a visual for a word that has been in flux in recent years – ‘Truth’.  When I heard this phrase in class, I immediately drew a […]

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Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional

Audio (Previous part of the Laughing Lama in the Library series) WHAT IS THIS SEED “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” Thích Nhất Hạnh HOW THIS SEED BLOOMED FOR ME Pain is something we are all going to experience many times in our lives. Pain is momentary, pain is change, and pain is an attention […]

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Tina Turner

The gal pals get into how important Black History is to the community before sharing their adoring love for Tina Turner. Tina is an inspiration on SO many levels. Katie talks about Tina’s life and also Tina’s newest book Happiness Becomes You which focuses more on her Baptist upbring and her Buddhist faith. Show Notes […]

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Learn about Buddhism

Dr. Leah Leach has offered to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) about Buddhism. A practitioner of Buddhism for 30 years, she has seen His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama twice. Leah has studied the three schools of Buddhism, Vajrayana, Mahayana, and Theravada. She has concentrated studies on Zen Buddhism, Nichiren Buddhism, and Tibetan Buddhism […]