Online Program

The Dharma of Difficult Times An Online Book Club


How do we make sense of our lives when our world seems to be falling apart?

Join Kripalu's Scholar Emeritus Stephen Cope and host Anandamai Charlyn Reihman for a four-week online book club. This is a unique opportunity to work with Stephen, author of numerous best-selling books including his latest, The Dharma in Difficult Times: Finding Your Calling in Times of Loss, Change, Struggle, and Doubt. Drawing from this beautifully written guide that details how crises don’t have to derail us from our true purpose, you will learn how to discover your purpose and step forward as your best self.

Through journaling, reflection, meditation, and more, you will:  

  • Find meaning and purpose in your life. 
  • Learn to find your way through dark times.
  • Trust your wisdom and step into your own true calling. 
  • Gain inspiration from the Bhagavad Gita, Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau, and others. 

The book club series will include 30-minute discussions between Stephen and Charlyn, breakout sessions, and large group sharing around themes from the reading and conversations.  

Recommended reading Stephen Cope, The Dharma in Difficult Times: Finding Your Calling in Times of Loss, Change, Struggle, and Doubt, available for purchase at the Kripalu Online Shop.

NOTE You will have access to the video recording(s) for 30 days after the program ends. All recordings will be available within 72 hours of the end of each session. 

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Self-Discovery


Anandamai Charlyn Reihman is an advanced Kripalu Yoga teacher and author with a passion for connecting proven ancient practices to modern living.

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Stephen Cope, MSW, Kripalu's Scholar Emeritus, is the best-selling author of The Great Work of Your Life and Yoga and the Quest for the True Self.

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DATE: August 5–26, 2024

TIME: Mondays, 12:00–1:30 pm EST

LENGTH: 12 hours total

SLIDING SCALE TUITION: To encourage justice and equity around our offerings, we are now offering Sliding Scale Tuition on select programs. Community Supported pricing is for those facing financial or other hardships, Standard pricing is the set cost, and Pay It Forward helps cover others in your program. There is no application for the different amounts—simply pay what works for you.

Community Supported | $99.00

Standard | $149.00

Pay It Forward I $199.00



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