Sutta discussion this Friday

Below are two suttas we will be discussing this Friday:

SN36.31_Niramisa

SN51.15_Brahmana

The Niramisa sutta talks about the three types of joy, happiness and equanimity. The Brahmana sutta explains how one can use desire to end desire.

Lastly, we will also take a look at the question of whether one can be attached to the jhanas. Below is an excerpt from Ajahn Brahmavamso’s book entitled “The Jhanas” regarding this issue.

AboutJhanas

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Sutta discussion: The Six Sense Bases

This Friday, our sutta discussion will be on the six sense bases. Below are the suttas selected for discussion.

SN35.95_Malunkyaputta

SN35.32_Suitable for Uprooting

SN35.85_Empty is the World

See you then.

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Sutta Discussion: The Five Aggregates

This Friday, our sutta discussion will be on the 5 aggregates (khandas). Below are the suttas for discussion:

Nakulapitta

SN 22.95 A Lump of Foam

Impermanence Suffering Nonself

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Sutta discussion: Kamma

This Friday, we will continue our discussion on kamma. The two additional suttas for discussion are:

Lonaphala Sutta – same action different result

Pacchabhumika Sutta – the ghee floats up

See you tomorrow.

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Dhamma Talk: Maintaining sanity in a fast-paced world

We are pleased to announce details for our next dhamma talk this month.

Date :      27 Oct 2014 (Monday)

Time:      8.30 to 10.00pm

Topic:      How To Maintain Sanity In A Fast Paced World

Speaker:   Bhante Pemarathana

pemarathana

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Sutta Discussion on Kamma

Last week, we had a sutta discussion on Dependent Origination. This Friday, our sutta discussion will be on the topic of Kamma.

Below are the suttas selected:

Culakammavibhanga Sutta

Kamma Old and New_SN35.146

Types of Kamma

See you this Friday.

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Sutta discussion: Dependent Origination

So far in our sutta discussion, we have done:

1. How to recognise the dhamma

2. Saddha (Faith or Conviction in the dhamma)

3. Dana (Generosity)

4. Sila (Moral conduct or Virtues)

5. Bhavana (Mental cultivation leading to concentration or samadhi)

6. Panna (Wisdom)

These complete the Noble Eightfold Path of Sila, Samadhi and Panna.

Beginning this week, we will select suttas discussing on important topics and doctrines of the Buddha, such as the Doctrine of Dependent Origination, Kamma, 5 aggregates and the 6 sense bases.

For this Friday, our sutta discussion will be on Dependent Origination. Click on the link below for your notes:

Paticca Samuppada Vibhanga sutta

Below is also a summary of our previous discussion on Panna:

5_Panna

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Dhamma Talk: Our Mind is a television. Master the Control Channel

UntitledYou are cordially invited to attend this interesting dhamma talk (details below):

Date :      22 Sept 2014 (Monday)

Time:       8.30 to 10.00pm

Topic:      Our Mind is a Television. Master the Control Channel

Speaker:   Bro.  Upul Gamage

 

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Sutta discussion on Right Intention

This Friday, we will continue our sutta discussion on the wisdom aspect of the Noble Eightfold Path – specifically on Right Intention or Right Resolve. You will need the note below:

Right Intention

In addition, we may also discuss these suttas (if time permits):

Rathavinita Sutta Relay Chariots – gives an overview of the entire Noble Eightfold Path

Upanisa Sutta Prerequisites for ending of effluents – list of prerequisites from beginning of path till the end and final liberation

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Sutta Discussion on Panna

This Friday, we will begin our discussion on Panna (wisdom), having completed our discussion on Sila (virtues) and Samadhi (concentration) aspects of the Noble Eightfold Path.

Click on the link below for the notes.

Right View

See you this Friday.

For those who have missed our discussion on bhavana (mental cultivation), you can read the summary from the notes below:

4_Bhavana

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