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Study Group Schedule - Dhamma Wheel

Study Group Schedule

Each week we study and discuss a different sutta or Dhamma text

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Study Group Schedule

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:39 am

Majjhima Nikaya Study Group

Week commencing...

11 Feb 2009 - 4. Faith, practice, and attainment - MN 95. Cankī Sutta: With Cankī

18 Feb 2009 - 5. Four ways of life - MN 46. Mahādhammasamādāna Sutta: The Greater Discourse on Ways of Undertaking Things

25 Feb 2009 - 6. Karma and its results - Part 1 - MN 57. Kukkuravatika Sutta: The Dog-Duty Ascetic

4 Mar 2009 - 7. Karma and its results - Part 2 - MN 135. Cūḷakammavibhanga Sutta: The Shorter Exposition of Action

11 Mar 2009 - 8. The path to a higher rebirth - MN 41. Sāleyyaka Sutta: The Brahmins of Sālā

18 Mar 2009 - 9. Right speech and patience - Part 1 - MN 61. Ambalaṭṭhikārāhulovāda Sutta: Advice to Rāhula at Ambalaṭṭhikā

25 Mar 2009 - 10. Right speech and patience - Part 2 - MN 21. Kakacūpama Sutta: The Simile of the Saw

More topics to be announced shortly. Sequencing modelled on Bhikkhu Bodhi's course "Exploring the Word of the Buddha" (see attached PDF file)

MN_syllabus.pdf
SYLLABUS FOR A SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF THE MAJJHIMA NIKĀYA
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Re: Study schedule

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:11 am

Hi Retro,

Not sure if you want comments on this thread, so feel free to delete this (or maybe we need a "comments" thread?) but I think you've made an excellent choice to just pick out some of the Suttas that Bhikkhu Bodhi covers, otherwise it might move a little slowly.

Thanks for your efforts!

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Re: Study schedule

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:05 am

Here are the links I talked about in the other thread!

http://www.bodhimonastery.net/bm/about- ... ikaya.html

http://www.liberationpark.org/study/syllabus.htm

and their is also Ashoka university


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But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Study schedule

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:43 am

so that syllabus is finished in as much as i could find the translations on the internets.

what do you guys think we should do next?
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Re: Study schedule

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:49 am

Greetings JC,

I'd like the Nibbana Sermons by Venerable Nanananda but I understand if that might not a choice of interest to the masses... and there are quite a few of them.

So unless other people jump up and say they're keen, feel free to let this idea slip.

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Study schedule

Postby BlackBird » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:33 am

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: Study schedule

Postby rowyourboat » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:16 pm

It might be also useful to look at all the sutras on one topic
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Re: Study schedule

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:52 am

so i think i'm gonna go with the sutta nipata, since it looks like its all there on A2I, and since we talked about this before...
happy study! jc
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Re: Study schedule

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:36 am

Good choice JC... thanks for your efforts.

:reading:

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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the next collection

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue May 25, 2010 7:47 am

i think after the Sutta Nipata it would be best to move on to the Itivuttaka as not only is it available online but they are short suttas. After that is done we can come up with something else. suggestions are most welcome

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Re: the next collection

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 25, 2010 9:11 am

Greetings endorser of the Itivuttaka,

I concur.

:reading:

Thanks for your efforts.

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: the next collection

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 25, 2010 1:52 pm

Hi JC,

I'd be interested in participating. Are you just going to post a reading for discussion on a weekly basis? Let me know if there are any details I'm missing. Metta.
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Continuing the Study Group

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:49 am

I've agreed to take over the Study Group for the time being. JC had taken us through quite a lot of the Sutta Nipata, but I've noticed that discussion has trailed off a little on that, so my plan is to alternate the rest of the Sutta Nipata Suttas with a selection of other Suttas. In particular, I will try to post some suttas for which there are alternative translations available.

First up is: MN 131 Bhaddekaratta Sutta: The Discourse on the Ideal Lover of Solitude.
I have posted the translation by Bhikkhu Ñanananda, but Thanissaro Bhikkhu's translation is also available. Also note that the translation of the Majjhima Nikaya by Bhikkhus Ñanamoli and Bohdi available at: http://www.palicanon.org but you have to register to read them.

I think that JC would have appreciated the translated title that Bhikkhu Ñanananda has chosen.

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A selection from the Samyutta Nikaya

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Re: Study Group Schedule

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:43 pm

This weeks collection of suttas: are the last suttas in the Samyutta Nikaya.

Members may recall that for the last three years we have been working through the SN using the ordering suggested by Bhikkhu Bodhi: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=345#p88300 which is the ordering of the Chinese Samyukta Agama. Of course, we have not covered every sutta, there are too many for that!

Having covered the suttas that thematically represent the noble truths, there are now an assortment of suttas that do not fit into those themes, including the first book (of verses), http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... ml#sagatha which is at the end of the Samyukta Agama.

From next week we will alternate some of the remaining SN suttas with suttas from the Anguttara Nikaya, the Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. I intend to present those suttas in the thematic ordering suggested by Bhikkhu Bodhi in his recent new translation: http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/numerica ... ses-buddha

The Thematic Guide is included in this PDF preview: http://www.wisdompubs.org/sites/default ... review.pdf which also includes the introduction.

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