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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 July through September 2015
|Date||Sutta No.||Sutta Title||Main Topic|
|A Single Excellent Night||On the need for vigorous effort|
|Shorter Exposition on Kamma||Karma & differences among beings|
|Shorter Exposition on Kamma||(Same.)|
|The Greater Exposition on Kamma||More detailed analysis of karma|
|Exposition on the Six Sense Bases||Six sense faculties & related topics|
|The Exposition of a Summary||On the training of consciousness|
|Discourse on Non-Conflict||How to avoid conflict over words|
140 pt. 1
|The Exposition of the Elements||On six elements & related topics|
140 pt. 2
|The Exposition of the Elements||(Same.)|
|The Exposition of the Truths||Analysis of the four noble truths|
|The Exposition on Offerings||Analysis of merits in making gifts.|
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.
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.