The Anguttara Nikaya arranges discourses of the Buddha according to a numerical pattern, grouping together suttas that revolve around the same number of items, from “The Ones” to “The Elevens.” The class starts at 9:00 am with a 50-minute silent meditation. This is followed by a discussion of the suttas from 10:00 am to 11:20 am. (Meditation Reference Material: (1) Basic Meditation Guidance ; (2) Sharing the Merits).
Ven. Bodhi has translated the entire Anguttara Nikaya, published by Wisdom Publications (Boston, 2012, 1900 pages) under the title The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. An electronic file of the suttas to be studied will be provided later.
Schedule for July and September 2017:
|July 8th||September 9th|
|July 15th||September 16th|
|July 22nd||September 23rd|
|(no class)||September 30th|
(In August, Ven. Bodhi will conduct a four-week program in the Four Protective Meditations.)
Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, originally from New York City, has been a Buddhist monk since 1972 and is highly regarded as a scholar and teacher. He has lived at Chuang Yen Monastery since 2007 and has been president of BAUS (Buddhist Association of the United States) since 2013.
Location: Kuan Yin Hall, Chuang Yen Monastery, 2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
Note: Because of a persisting health problem, Bhikkhu Bodhi may on occasion have to cancel a scheduled Saturday morning class. We therefore suggest that you verify whether each class will be given before you travel to Chuang Yen Monastery. This verification can be done by either: (1) checking your e-mail, or (2) phoning the monastery.
- E-mail. Chuang Yen Monastery will send everyone registered in the class an e-mail by 7:00 AM on the Saturday morning of each class, indicating whether the class will be given or is cancelled.
- Phone. Those without e-mail should check the recorded message at 845-704-4000 at 7:00 AM on the morning of each class. The message will say whether the class will be given or cancelled.