Culamalunkyovada Sutta

This Friday, we will be sharing the Culamalunkyovada Sutta (MN 63). This sutta contains the famous simile of a man shot by an arrow, outlining the frivolousness of speculative views in the practice of the middle path.

MN 63 CulaMalunkyovada Sutta

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Anapanasati Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussing an important sutta – the Anapanasati Sutta (MN 118). This sutta is the Buddha’s discourse on the proper practice of breathing meditation, a form of samatha or concentration meditation.

MN 118 Anapasati

This is also the meditation that the Buddha himself practiced to attain enlightenment.

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Magandiya Sutta

This Friday, our sutta discussion will be on Magandiya Sutta, in MN 75. In this sutta, the Buddha talked about the superior nature of spiritual happiness when compared to sensual happiness, and used the simile of a leper to show the difference.

MN 75 MagandiyaSutta

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Dighajanu Sutta

This Friday, after the two previous Science of Happiness talks, we will resume our sutta discussion with Dighajanu Sutta. This sutta is one of the few suttas pertaining to the practice of lay people, the other one being the more popular Sigalovada Sutta.

AN 8.54 Dighajanu Sutta

In this Dighajanu Sutta, the Buddha gave advice specifically to the lay people on how to gain happiness here and now and in the afterlife.

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The Science of Happiness

This Friday, instead of our regular weekly sutta discussion, I will be talking on a topic called The Science of Happiness.

After attending a 10-week online course of the same name with the University of Berkeley, California, I have some very exciting new information about the Science of Happiness to share with you.

It will also be interesting to see how all these new scientific evidence and information fare when compared with the Buddha’s teachings.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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