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"Tea and Cake with Demons: A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy"
by Adreanna Limbach 

In Tea and Cake with Demons, meditation teacher Adreanna Limbach shares a down-to-earth, often humorous, and delightfully insightful discussion of Buddhism through the lens of modern life - and all our cultural, technological, and still-timeless obstacles.

So many of us go through our days feeling overwhelmed. We do our best to navigate the craziness of the modern world - finding a purpose while making ends meet, going down social media black holes but craving meaningful connection, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in a society that seems to be falling apart.

At the end of the day, we have a sneaking suspicion of some fundamental flaw - our “demons” rear their heads, manifesting for many of us as a chronic sense of not-enoughness.

Using The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path as a framework, Adreanna guides us to meet all our most common demons - shame, perfectionism, self-doubt, fixation - all while myth-busting the cultural narratives that keep us stuck.

Throughout Tea and Cake with Demons, Adreanna shares simple meditation practices, personal anecdotes, and traditional Buddhist tales that help you embrace the full experience of being human - including those pesky demons - and realize your fundamental, untouchable, and true self-worth.

Book Club Details

This group will meet VIRTUALLY once a week in October, on Tuesdays at 7:00 - 8:30pm ET, with the exception of the fourth meeting which will be Monday (as detailed below). Meetings will feature brief guided meditation practice in addition to group discussion on the book.

  • Session 1 (Tuesday, October 11): Part 1: Waking up to Worthiness

  • Session 2 (Tuesday, October 18): Part 2: The Four Noble Truths

  • Session 3 (Tuesday, October 25): Part 3: The Eightfold Path to Chapter 14

  • Session 4 (Monday, October 31): Part 4: Chapter 14 to End

    • Includes a full Q&A and talk with the author

Sessions will adhere to the following cadence: 

  • Round Robin

  • Quotes & conversation 

  • Group Q&A

  • Wrap up 

Cost for all four sessions is $80. If you wish to only attend the fourth session with the author Q&A, we are requesting $20. 

Any questions? Please email Nandini at nandini.naik@theidproject.org

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"For each of us, this demon material is like our own unique neurotic thumbprint. It’s in our difficult emotions, confused states of mind, and the unintegrated aspects of ourselves that cloud our Buddha Nature… what comes bounding to the forefront in moments of stress when your natural wakefulness is obscured? This is a pretty good indicator of what your demon material is composed of. Like poking a sleeping bear, our demons tend to rise to the surface when we feel vulnerable, threatened, or hurt."

Excerpt from "Tea and Cake with Demons: A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy" by Adreanna Limbach 

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Meet the Author
Adreanna Limbach (she/her) has been named a next generation meditation teacher by SONIMA, Adreanna is a student of Tibetan Buddhism whose work has been featured by The New York Times, OPRAH Magazine, Refinery29, Women's Health, and Yoga Journal. She’s been hosting group coaching programs for coaches-in-training at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition since 2009, which has given her the unique opportunity to work with thousands of woman in over 35 countries on questions of confidence, clarity, and self-worth. As a meditation teacher, she cut her teeth teaching secular Buddhist studies and meditation at The Interdependence Project beginning in 2012. She’s since hosted retreats both internationally and stateside at Omega Institute, and was a Founding Teacher at MNDFL, NYC's premier drop-in meditation studio — where she served as a mentor and faculty for their 300-hour Teacher Training program before their closure in 2020. These days she can be found fixing up an old house with heaps of charm in the Hudson Valley of New York, and working 1-on-1 with meditation practitioners looking to develop an applied practice in daily life. Learn more at adreannalimbach.com

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