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Event highlights at Bookshop West Portal:
2nd Anniversary Sale June 6-8th
Jack Kornfield reads June 12th
Knitting Retreat June 13-15th in Point Reyes
Writing and Your Health begins September 7th


Our 2nd Anniversary Sale!
Friday, June 6th through Sunday June 8th

20% off all books, cards, and gifts! This is a great opportunity to stock up on books for summer reading, as well as choose a gift for Dad (Father's Day is June 15th).


Upcoming Events At BookShop West Portal

Jack Kornfield will read and discuss his novel, The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
Thursday, June 12th at 7:00 PM

Author, psychologist and pioneering Buddhist teacher, Jack Kornfield brings us The Wise Heart: A guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology. Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, and is now a founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. His earlier books include After the Ecstasy, The Laundry, Teachings of the Buddha, and The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace.

"His best book yet ... Kornfield comes across as the therapist you wish you'd had ... Provides convincing and illustrative anecdotes and stories, and reaches into the world traditions, and literature as well as contemporary scientific research." —Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

Knitting Retreat at Point Reyes
Friday, June 13th - Sunday, June 15th

If you haven't quite made up your mind whether to attend our upcoming knitting retreat in the coastal wilderness of Point Reyes National Seashore, you may just need a bit more information.

To see photos of the techniques to be taught, as well as more photos of the historic Point Reyes Hostel and its surroundings, visit: www.theagray.com/knitting and click on "Knitting on the Coast Retreat."

The retreat fee is $190, which includes all instruction and two nights' stay in the Point Reyes Hostel bunkhouse, plus coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon. No meals are provided.

Registration for the retreat is limited to 12 participants. To get a brochure, visit Bookshop West Portal or see it online in pdf format at www.theagray.com/knitting/ Pass it on!

Writing and Your Health Workshop with Abby Caplin, MD
Begins September 7th

This workshop is for you, if you have always wanted to explore and write about your experiences of health and illness. Research has also shown that the writing process itself is a valuable therapeutic tool for those with medical conditions.

Dr. Abby Caplin, MD a physician specializing in Mind-Body Medicine and Counseling, will guide you through a process of reflection, writing and sharing (if desired). Absolutely no writing experience is necessary! Just come with an open mind and a notebook.

September 7, September 21, September 28, October 5 and October 12, 7:00-8:30 PM
Space is limited to a maximum of eight people.
For more information contact Dr. Caplin by phone: 415-255-9981
Or by e-mail at: abby@abbycaplinmd.com

Ongoing Ons...

Story time for children every Sunday and Wednesday morning.
Yoga by the books every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Don't forget to ask about the new discount cards!

See our website at www.bookshopwestportal.com