Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby Alobha » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:11 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Please post:

* Ideas on how to better operate the study group here
* Your interest in volunteering to lead an upcoming session
* Sutta or texts to study
* Any other comments and ideas

Metta,
Retro. :)


I suggest to take the content from here: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/befriending.html and make it a sticky with the title "Why read the Suttas?"
It would be a good way to give people new to the suttas a perspective on why reading them is worthwhile.

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:11 pm

Thanks for the helpful idea!

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:09 pm

Greetings Mike,

Thanks for following up the above idea...

Maybe you can also add a link to: Reading faithfully

(p.s. I see it's added - thanks Mike)

Metta,
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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby Chandaka » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:25 pm

I would like to see what everyone thinks about Dependent Origination. It would be nice if there was a thread dedicated to just that one topic.

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:31 pm

Hi Chandaka,

That's a great topic. Why don't you make a post in the General Theravada section with your thoughts, and others can add to it. This particular section is more oriented to examining particular suttas.

You might like to examine former threads, and perhaps refer back to them:
https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid ... n&start=10

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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Postby Chandaka » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:58 am

Thanks for the links mikenz66. It will take some time to read everything, :reading: but I think I have found quite a bit of help with some of it.

You have also shown me a better way to search for things on the site using google. I had no idea that could be done.

I am very new to understanding DO. I guess I was hoping to find a better way to meditate via a practical guide to utilizing DO.

I was listening to Bhikku Bodhi give a talk, and he said that on a practical level to just pay attention to the link between feeling and craving, because that is where the battle is fought. I guess I will figure it all out in time.

Peace!


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