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Studying the Buddha’s Words @ CYM (Carmel)

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

A Course in the Majjhima Nikaya with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

An in-depth study of the important text,The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications). The class startsat 9:00 am with a 50-minute silent meditation. This is followed at 10 am by a talk on a sutta (teaching of Buddha) till 11:20 am, with time for questions. A discussion period with Ven. Bodhi is held after lunch, from 12:15 to 12:45 pm. Newcomers are welcome. If you cannot attend the class in person, you can follow the class by live stream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/venbodhi. Videos of the class are posted during the following week on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/venbodhi.

Schedule for  and December 2015

Date Sutta No. Sutta Title Main Topic
April 4th

125

The Grade of the Tamed How the Buddha tames a person
April 11th

129

Fools and the Wise How karma determines rebirth
April 18th

131–134

A Single Excellent Night Elaborations on verses spoken by the Buddha
May 9th

135

Shorter Exposition on Kamma How karma governs the circum­stances of people
May 16th

136

The Greater Exposition on Kamma More detailed analysis of karma
May 30th

137

Exposition on the Six Sense Bases Six sense faculties & related topics
June 6th

138

The Exposition of a Summary On the training of consciousness
June 20th

140–1

The Exposition of the Elements On six elements & related topics
June 20th

140–2

The Exposition of the Elements On six elements & related topics

 

Reference Material: (1) Basic Meditation Guidance ; (2) Sharing the Merits

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8/29 – 9/3/2014 Abhidhamma Study Retreat @ CYM

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8/30/2013 – 9/2/2013 Abhidhamma Study Retreat

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Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi sent prayer in Catholic Church

Members of at least eight distinct faith groups, including Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Presbyterian, Episcopal, the Bruderhof and Roman Catholic, convened for an Interfaith Harmony Prayer Service on Sunday, March 25, 2012.

Open to the public, the service was held at Annunciation Chapel, Maryknoll Sister Center in Ossining, NY.

The service is sponsored jointly by the Maryknoll Sisters, Fathers and Brothers, in conjunction with their Centennial celebrations (Fathers & Brothers in 2011; Maryknoll Sisters in 2012) and seeks to promote harmony and peace among various traditions through prayer.

Participants in the prayer service, each of whom contributed a prayer or song from their faith tradition.

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Live TV with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi & Past Classes Video Clips

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, originally from New York City, has been a Buddhist monk since 1972. He was the editor for the Buddhist Publication Society in Sri Lanka, from 1984 until 2002. He has edited Ven. Nanamoli’s translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha), translated the Samyutta Nikaya (Connected Discourses of the Buddha), and compiled an anthology from the Pali Canon (In the Buddha’s Words). He now resides at Chuang Yen Monastery and teaches there and at Bodhi Monastery in Lafayette, New Jersey.

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