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: 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 April through May 2016
|Date||Sutta No.||Sutta Title||Main Topic|
|Discourse with Nandaka||To nuns, on six sense bases and seven enlightenment factors.|
|The Six Sets of Six||Deep examination of sense bases, non-self, latent tendencies.|
149 & 150
|The Great Sixfold Base, &To the Nagaravindans||How the whole path evolves by contemplation of sense bases.|
|The Purification ofAlmsfood||How one abides in emptiness|
|The Development of the
|Three stages in developing sense restraint|
|The Root of All Things—1||Mental processes of worldlings, trainees, arahants, & Buddha|
|The Root of All Things—2||Mental processes of worldlings, trainees, arahants, & Buddha|