The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: The Ones
A New Course in the Anguttara Nikaya with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
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.” This first series on the Anguttara will examine the entire chapter on the Ones—a short chapter that nevertheless covers many important themes in the Buddha’s teaching. 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. The approach in this class will be more informal and conversational than in the previous class on the Majjhima Nikaya. Since the suttas in the Ones are very short, only the dates are given, not the names or topics of the suttas.
An electronic file of the Ones is available from the monastery for those who register for the course. 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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
(subject: register for Sutta study class with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi)
The schedule for October through December 2016 is as follows:
|October 15||December 3|
|October 22||December 10|
|November 5||December 17|
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.
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: Chuang Yen Monastery, 2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512, in the Kuan Yin Hall.
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.
(1) 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.
(2) 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.
|There is no charge for the course. Donations for the monastery are always welcome.|