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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 November and December 2014

Date Sutta No. Sutta Title Main Topic
Nov. 8th

120

Rebirth by Aspiration How to determine one’s own rebirth
Nov. 15th

121

Shorter Discourse on Emptiness On the “genuine entrance upon emptiness”
Nov. 22nd

122

Greater Discourse on Emptiness – Part 1 On abiding in the concentration on emptiness
Dec. 6th

122

Greater Discourse on Emptiness – Part 2 On abiding in the concentration on emptiness
Dec. 13th

123

Wonderful and Marvelous The “miracles” that occur with the Buddha’s conception and birth, etc.
Dec. 20th

125

The Grade of the Tamed How the Buddha tames a person

 

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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