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Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:11 pm
by Alobha
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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 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.

Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:11 pm
by mikenz66
Thanks for the helpful idea!

:anjali:
Mike

Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:09 pm
by retrofuturist
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,
Retro. :)

Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:25 pm
by Chandaka
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.

Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:31 pm
by mikenz66
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

:anjali:
Mike

Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:58 am
by Chandaka
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!

Re: Study Group Schedule

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:23 am
by R1111 = rightviewftw
want to join a study group,
pm me

Re: Study Group Schedule

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:44 am
by Kim OHara
Thanks, Mike. I missed the beginning of this project, but it's a good one.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=345&start=20#p420589

:thanks:
Kim

Re: Study Group Schedule

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:21 pm
by mikenz66
Thanks Kim. Plenty of opportunity to catch up with those suttas...

:heart:
Mike

Re: Study Group Schedule

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:58 pm
by phil
mikenz66 wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:21 pm
Thanks Kim. Plenty of opportunity to catch up with those suttas...

:heart:
Mike
Yes, thanks for all your work Mike.

I have been away so I miseed them as well.
If we find suttas whose threads are locked but which we would like to discuss further where do you think would be the best place, General Theravada discussion or Classical Theravada? I guess it depends on the nature of the question/comment.

Re: Study Group Schedule

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:40 am
by mikenz66
Hi Phil,

General Theravada will tend to be most appropriate, as it allows for discussion of a variety of interpretations.

:heart:
Mike