Samannaphala Sutta

This Friday’s sutta discussion will be on Samannaphala Sutta (DN 2). This is a long sutta and is considered one of the jewels of the Buddha’s discourses, listing out the various fruits of a contemplative life.

DN 2 Samannaphala Sutta

Most likely, we will not be able to complete the sutta in one sitting, so we will continue as appropriate.

See you then.

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Sigalovada Sutta

This Friday, we will discuss the well-known Sigalovada Sutta from the Digha Nikaya. This sutta offers a lot of good advice for the lay person.

DN 31 Sigalovada Sutta

See you then.

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Visit by Abbots of Wat Nong Pah Pong Branches 14/6/15

On 14 June 2015, we had a rare visit by the Abbots of Wat Nong Pah Pong Branches.  The event started with a dhamma talk by Luang Por Sophon Ophaso(48 Vassa) followed by a Q&A session with Luang Por and 8 other forest meditation sangha members.  The Q&A session was beneficial and fruitful.  After the Q&A session, we performed the offering of requisites to the sangha members.  Luang Por and the other sangha members were happy and invited us to visit them in Thailand.  Sadhu to everyone who has participated and helped before and throughout the event.

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Adhibrahmacariyapanna Sutta

This Friday, we will continue our weekly sutta discussion with a sutta from Anguttara Nikaya 8.2, namely Adhibrahmacariyapanna Sutta.

AN 8.2 Adhibrahmacariyapanna Sutta

This sutta discusses about the conditions needed to attain wisdom.

See you then.

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Salla Sutta and Dvayatanupassana Sutta

This Friday, we will continue our sutta discussion as usual. I have selected two suttas from the Sutta Nipata (fifth book of the Khuddaka Nikaya), as below:

Sn 3 Salla Sutta – The Arrow

Sn 3 Dvayatanupassana Sutta – Dualitites

See you then.

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Visit by Abbots of Wat Nong Pah Pong branches

We are pleased to announce the following (click on image to enlarge):

SLBS LP Dana 2015-1

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Mahanama Sutta and Anathapindikovada Sutta

This week, I have selected two suttas – Mahanama Sutta (SN 55.21) and Anathapindikovada Sutta (MN 143) – that pertain to the fear of death and dying. Hopefully, these two suttas will serve as a starting point for further discussion on this often taboo subject.

Mahanama and Anathapindikovada Sutta

Perhaps we can have a lively discussion on this.

See you this Friday.

 

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Sakkapanha Sutta

This Friday, we will resume our sutta discussion with DN 21 (Sakkapanha Sutta). This is a very long and interesting sutta where Sakka Devaraja, the king of the 33 in the heavenly realm, asked the Buddha a series of questions that are very useful for dhamma practitioners.

DN 21 Sakkapanha Sutta

Please download and print out this sutta and bring it along for the discussion.

See you then.

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The Conditioned Mind

In our sutta discussion last Friday, we talked briefly on the conditioned mind.

This Friday, I would like to spend some time discussing about the conditioned mind. Hopefully, this discussion will help us learn more about what a conditioned mind is, what are its characteristics, how it continues to perpetuate itself and how we can best manage it.

Having familiarise ourselves with the conditioned mind, perhaps we can then understand better the nature of the unconditioned mind.

Hope to see you tomorrow.

NOTE: Download a write-up on The Conditioned Mind here

The Conditioned Mind

 

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Programme for Wesak 2015

Below is the programme for our 2015 Wesak celebration.

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