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9/4 – 9/7/2015 (Fri. – Mon.) Abhidhamma Study Retreat

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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: Videos of the class are posted during the following week on Youtube at:

Schedule for July through September 2015

Date Sutta No. Sutta Title Main Topic
Sept 19th


Discourse on Non-Conflict How to avoid conflict over words
Sept 26th

140 pt. 1

The Exposition of the Elements On six elements & related topics
Oct 3rd

140 pt. 2

The Exposition of the Elements (Same.)
Nov 7th


The Exposition of the Truths Analysis of the four noble truths
Nov 14th


The Exposition on Offerings Analysis of merits in making gifts.
Nov 21st


Advice to Anathapindika Guidance to a dying man.
Dec 5th


Advice to Channa Guidance to a chronically ill monk.
Dec 12th


Advice from Nandaka A monk teaches the nuns.
Dec 19th


The Six Sets of Six On the non-self nature of the senses.

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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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