Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Mahaparibbana Sutta - Sangha Night Series

On Thu, 14 January, 2016 - 23:41
RCheesley's picture

We will be kicking off a four-week series on the Mahaparinibbana Sutta next week -  http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.16.1-6.vaji.html (alternate translation available via the link below the title)..

The series will look in turn at four areas of the sutta:

  • 21st January - The Buddha’s advice that the sangha should meet in ”Regular and frequent assemblies”
  • 28th January - The Buddha’s suggestion that Dharma practitioners should be ”Islands unto yourselves”
  • 4th February - Ananda’s lamentation on the Buddha’s imminent passing - “He who is so kind”
  • 11th February - The Buddha’s final words - “With mindfulness, strive on”

The series will culminate in the Parinirvana Day festival, on Sunday, 14th February from 10am-4pm.

Sangha Night is for those interested in taking their interest in Buddhism a bit deeper. Normally you would have been along to Newcomers Night for a period or completed a Part 1/2 Course. Message us on Facebook or ask any Order Member in person if you would like to know more.

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dayasara's picture

Hi- I’m leading this series-confirming that the text is the Mahaparinibbana Sutta (not Mahaparinirvana, which I believe is a later Mahayana sutra).


RCheesley's picture

Thanks Dayasara, I’ve updated it to reflect the correct sutta! :)

Ruth x