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September 2-5 2016 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

This will be the concluding segment of our in-depth study of The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications), which has been ongoing since 2010.The class starts at 9:00 am with a 50-minutesilent meditation. This is followed at 10 am by a talk on a sutta (teaching of Buddha), which continues until11:20 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 April through May 2016

Date Sutta No. Sutta Title Main Topic
April 2


Discourse with Nandaka To nuns, on six sense bases and seven enlightenment factors.
April 9


The Six Sets of Six Deep examination of sense bases, non-self, latent tendencies.
April 16

149 & 150

The Great Sixfold Base, &To the Nagaravindans     How the whole path evolves by contemplation of sense bases.
April 30


The Purification ofAlmsfood How one abides in emptiness
May 7


The Development of the
Three stages in developing sense restraint
May 14


The Root of All Things—1 Mental processes of worldlings, trainees, arahants, & Buddha
May 21


The Root of All Things—2 Mental processes of worldlings, trainees, arahants, & Buddha

Reference Material: (1) Basic Meditation Guidance ; (2) Sharing the Merits
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9/4 – 9/7/2015 (Fri. – Mon.) Abhidhamma Study Retreat

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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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