Category: Sutta Study Reflection Themes

Sutta Study Theme 9-5-15

From Craving to Liberation, From Grasping to Emptiness: Excursions into the Thought­World of the Pali Discourses by Bhikkhu Analayo Chapter 3, Passion/Raga, pages 39 ­- 53 Sections to be read outloud: Middle three paragraphs, p. 40 Last two paragraphs, p.

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Sutta Study Theme 8-1-15

From Craving to Liberation, From Grasping to Emptiness: Excursions into the Thought­World of the Pali Discourses by Bhikkhu Analayo Chapter 2, Grasping/Upadana, pages 26 ­-38 Read Out Loud? (Feel free to skip pronounciation of the pali when we read passages together)

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Sutta Study Theme 7-4-15

From Craving to Liberation, From Grasping to Emptiness: Excursions into the Thought­World of the Pali Discourses by Bhikkhu Analayo Chapter 1, pages 1­ – 25 Read Out Loud (Skip pronounciation of the pali when we read passages together) First three

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Sutta Study Theme 6-6-15

The Island, Chapter 20, “Ah, What Bliss!” ­ The Blessings of Nibbana pages 337-350 Discourses to be read out loud: 20.1, 20.3, 20.4, 20.10, 20.11 This month as we finish up our book, we are asked to contemplate the taste

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Sutta Study Theme 5-2-15

The Island, Chapter 19, Sotapanna: The Spiritual Turning Point IV pages 321-336 Discourses to be read out loud: 19.4, 19.11, 19.13, 19.14, 19.15 Discussion Theme: The Buddha says that the deep insight of steam entry is marked by a great

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Sutta Study Theme 4-4-15

“The Island”, Chapter 18: Sotapanna: The Spiritual Turning Point III Second half of chapter, pages 311 – 320 Discourses to be read out loud: 18.12, 18.13 Discussion theme: In this tradition, it is understood that afflictive mental habits will continue

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Sutta Study Discussion Theme 3-­7­-15

“The Island” Chapter 18: Sotapanna: The Spiritual Turning Point III First half of chapter, pages 301 ­ 311 Discourses to be read out loud: 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 18.9 Discussion theme: This month let’s reflect on what the mind, in moments,

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Sutta Study Theme 2-7-2015

The Island, chapter 17 Suttas to read out loud: 17.5,  17.7,  17.9,  17.12 In the ancient texts, practitioners speak about their insights in terms of seeing, “All that is subject to arising is subject to cessation.” Ajahn Pasanno says that

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Sutta Study Theme 1-3-2015

The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana By Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro Chapter Sixteen, Sotapanna: The Spiritual Turning Point I, pages 278-292 Sections to be read out loud: 16.1, 16.3, 16.4, 16.5, 16.15, 16.23 Discussion Theme:

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Sutta Study Theme 12-3-2014

The Island Chapter 15: Practices and Perspectives III Discourses to be read out loud: 15.2, 15.3, 15.6, 15.7 Discussion theme: Ajahn Pasanno begins the chapter with “How, then, does the path of practice yield an experience of the goal? This

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