West London Buddhist Centre

Early Buddhism Study Group

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  • Sun May 16th 2021
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • Booking not required
  • Suggested donation £10

The Buddha lived all of two and a half thousand years ago. However, the writings of the Pali Canon offer us a window onto his words and his personality. Join us for study of these earliest Buddhist scriptures, exploring what message they might have for us in these unprecedented and uncertain times. We will start each session with a brief period of Pali chanting and meditation before we read and reflect on a sutta. Join us for an exploration of the very roots of the Buddhist tradition.

Session 1 – 21 March

We’ll begin the series with the Kalama Sutta which can be accessed here: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.065.than.html

Session 2 – April 11

This coming session we will continue studying the Kalama sutta (available at https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.065.than.html) and, depending on time, possibly progress to the Bhaddakaratta sutta (available at https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/tipitaka/mn/mn.131.than.html)

Session 3 – May 16

After some chanting and a short period of meditation, we plan to study the Bhaddekaratta sutta, available at: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/tipitaka/mn/mn.131.than.html. As with the last session, the idea is for us to have read the sutta before the session so that we can have more time to discuss questions or topics that the sutta raises.’

 

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