Oregon Buddhist Temple - 3720 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 - 503-234-9456


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The OBT Readers' Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne, Portland.

The club is open to all temple members and friends; the only prerequisites are a love of reading, an open mind, a respect for the opinions of others, and a sincere interest in learning about the Buddhist teachings and how they apply to our everyday lives. We will explore Buddhist (in general) and especially Shin Buddhist themes in the materials we read.

Readers' Club members are responsible for securing their own copy of the book under discussion. Our on-line bookstore has an OBT Readers' Club category that has club selections available for purchase. The temple gets a percentage of the price of anything purchased from Amazon from this link. If you also use a scrip card to make your purchase, the temple benefits twice!

Happy reading!




Wednesday December 21, 2016

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Blue Fox cover

The Blue Fox
by Sjon

Amazon.com Review

Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter's territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life for his charge, a young woman with Down syndrome whom he had rescued from a shipwreck years before. By the end of Sjón's slender, spellbinding fable of a novel, none of their lives will be the same. Winner of the 2005 Nordic Council Literature Prize―the Nordic world's highest literary honor―The Blue Fox is part mystery, part fairy tale, and the perfect introduction to a mind-bending, world-class literary talent.

Join our discussion of this book (and other topics) at the next meeting of the OBT Readers' Club Wednesday December 21, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. We meet at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub, located at 915 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR. The OBT Readers' Club generally meets every other month on the 3rd Wednesday. All are welcome.

Dharma of Star Wars cover

The Dharma of Star Wars
by Matthew Bortolin

February 2017