Date: 13 Sep – 22 Nov 2023 (Wed)
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Fees: this course is freely offered
Venue: The Buddhist Library
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About this class

The Sutta Study Class, as the name indicates, is a study of five suttas over eleven Wednesday evenings. It is targeted at persons with some knowledge of Buddhism who wish to further deepen their understanding of this spiritual tradition.

The suttas have been selected to cover three areas of importance for Buddhists: sīla (morality), samādhi (concentration) and pañña (wisdom). In each class, presenters will go through the suttas in depth so one is able to develop one’s understanding of them.

Who is this class for?

  • Persons with some knowledge of Buddhism and who wish to further develop their understanding of Buddhism.

What are the suttas covered? 

Sīla (morality)

  1. “Vyaggapajja Sutta” – on welfare and happiness
    presented by Bro Jono Rusly, 13 Sep 2023
  2. “Sigālovāda Sutta” – a laypersons’s code of ethics
    presented by Bro Tham Weng Yew, Sep 20 & 27 (two-part lesson)
  3. “Sāleyyaka Sutta – the Brahmans of Sala
    presented by Bhante Jothi, Oct 4 & 11

 Samādhi (concentration)

  1. “Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta”  – the Foundations of Mindfulness
    presented by Bhante Soma, Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8

 Pañña (wisdom)

  1. “Dhammacakkapavattana sutta” – Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion
    presented by Bhante Jothi, Nov 15 & 22


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