Buddhism Through Scriptures - JAN 06
sat06jan9:30 amsat11:00 amBuddhism Through Scriptures - JAN 06Learn what the Buddha taught through the ancient Pali Scriptures9:30 am - 11:00 am(GMT-08:00) View in my time4530 Sandburg way Irvine CA 92612
Do you want to learn authentic Buddhist teachings from the Pali canon (ancient scriptures)? We invite you to join our Sutta Dharma
Do you want to learn authentic Buddhist teachings from the Pali canon (ancient scriptures)?
We invite you to join our Sutta Dharma Study class, “Buddhism Through Scriptures.”
This class is open to all, regardless of religious affiliation or experience with Buddhism. We will explore the teachings of the Buddha in a supportive and open-minded environment. Prior experience is not necessary.
In each class, we will focus on a different sutta, or discourse, from the Pali Canon. We will read and discuss the sutta together and explore its meaning and relevance to our lives today. We will also have time for questions and discussion.
Benefits of Sutta Study
There are many benefits to studying the Suttas. Here are a few:
- You can learn about the Buddha’s teachings directly from the source.
- You can gain a deeper understanding of the Buddha’s teachings.
- You can develop your insights into the Dharma.
- You can connect with other Buddhists and share your experiences.
- You can create a sense of community and support.
If you want to learn more about Buddhism, we encourage you to join this Sutta study group. It is a great way to learn about the Buddha’s teachings and connect with other Buddhists.
We welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds to join us in this exploration of the Buddha’s teachings.
What are the Suttas?
Buddhist suttas are the authentic discourses of the Buddha. They are the primary source of information about the Buddha’s teachings. The suttas were originally transmitted orally but were eventually written down. There are over 10,000 suttas in the Pali Canon, the sacred texts of Theravada Buddhism.
The suttas are divided into four main collections:
- The Digha Nikaya (Long Discourses)
- The Majjhima Nikaya (Medium-Length Discourses)
- The Samyutta Nikaya (Connected Discourses)
- The Anguttara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses)
- The Kuddhaka Nikaya (Short discourses)
The suttas cover many topics, including the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and the nature of reality. They are a rich source of wisdom and guidance for those who seek to understand and follow the Buddha’s teachings.
Here are some of the most famous suttas:
- The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion)
- The Anapanasati Sutta (The Mindfulness of Breathing)
- The Metta Sutta (The Discourse on Loving-Kindness)
- The Brahmavihara Sutta (The Four Immeasurables)
- Maha Sathipattana Sutta (The four foundations of mindfulness)
The suttas are a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about Buddhism. They can be read and studied for inspiration, guidance, and wisdom.
(Saturday) 9:30 am - 11:00 am(GMT-08:00) View in my time
4530 Sandburg way Irvine CA 92612