Early Buddhism Course

Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.

Early Buddhism Course

Postby plwk » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:11 am


Workshop 1 History Of Buddhism
This session is facilitated by Bhante Sujato on 23 February 2013


Workshop 1- History of Buddhism
This session is facilitated by Ajahn Brahmali on 23 February 2013


Workshop 1 - History Of Buddhism
This session is facilitated by both Bhante Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali on 23 February 2013

Workshop 2 - Texts Of Early Buddhism
This workshop will take place on 23 March 2013
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Early Buddhism Course

Postby James the Giant » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:59 am

I went, it was very interesting. I'm just out of camera shot, to the left.
There were 5 bhikkhus, 4 bhikkhunis, and three anagarikas attending, plus about 70 laypeople.

The summary of this month's workshop:

Workshop 1 : History of Early Buddhism

The very idea of Buddhism implies an “original” or “pure” teaching that is grounded in the ultimate truth of experience. But such a teaching does not exist in any simple or obvious way, and must be carefully reconstructed from historical sources, with all the uncertainties that this implies. This workshop considers how the search for Early Buddhism was developed in the West, and how Buddhist traditions have responded to it. Our ideals of Buddhist thought and practice have been conditioned by this search, which has been a fruitful source of inspiration and spiritual renewal.


This first full-day workshop was a good introduction, fairly basic. The readings that Ajahn Sujato has chosen are very interesting. One of the readings compares and analyses three different versions of the same sutta, and shows how the suttas have been added to and chopped-about, altered.
It was a real eye-opener for me, I didn't realise the suttas had been so changed and rewritten.
I'm looking forward to next month.

Course materials and readings; http://www.courses.bswa.org.au/info/
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saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Re: Early Buddhism Course

Postby plwk » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:42 am

Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

Anguttara-Nikaya: Ekanipata: Ekadhammapali: Pañhamavagga
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Re: Early Buddhism Course

Postby plwk » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:36 am

Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

Anguttara-Nikaya: Ekanipata: Ekadhammapali: Pañhamavagga
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Re: Early Buddhism Course

Postby Sein » Sat May 18, 2013 5:21 am

I found the questions and topic for discussion very interesting.
Is there any records of this or any related topic in here?
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