Right: Library speaker Jerry Leitner discusses the gospel of Mary Magdala, a Common Ground program, in October. Due to its size, the group gathered in James Parlor, on the second floor of 77 W. Washington St. for this program. 

Upcoming Events & Programs

SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019 / 10:30 AM – Noon: 
Rev. Matthew Fox on "The Lotus & The Rose: Meister Eckhart, Tibetan Buddhism and Other Mystical Connections Between East & West Today."
Author Matthew Fox is a distinguished theologian, scholar, and activist who was silenced by the Catholic Church for his progressive and inclusive beliefs. Co-author Lama Tsomo is an American-born secular Jew who once embraced Tibetan Buddhism as a student, and now is embraced as a teacher.
   Buddhists, Christians, followers of other spiritual traditions, and even those with no formal spiritual tradition at all will be intrigued by the range of ideas, and impressed and enlightened by the knowledge and experience that Matthew and Lama Tsomo brought to their exchanges in this volume. 
   Join Matthew Fox on Saturday, June 29 for an exploration of the mystical connections between Eastern and Western traditions, followed by Q&A. 

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 10:30-Noon
Location: Dixon Chapel, 2nd floor,
77 W. Washington St. (at Clark St), Chicago
Fee: $15

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 / 2-3:30 PM
HELP THANKS WOW by Anne Lamott
Join our book group discussion of Anne Lamott's book "Help Thanks Wow" at the end of June. In this work, Lamott explores the three essential prayers. 

Copies of the book are available on loan from the Swedenborg Library.  

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / 2-3:30 pm
Location: Swedenborg Library, 17th floor,  77 W. Washington St., Chicago.
Fee: Freewill donation toward refreshments.