West London Buddhist Centre

Early Buddhism Study Group

On Wed, 8 December, 2021 - 10:53
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The Buddha lived all of two and a half thousand years ago. However, the writings of the Pali Canon offer us a window onto his words and his personality. Join us for study of these earliest Buddhist scriptures, exploring what message they might have for us in these unprecedented and uncertain times. We will start each session with a brief period of Pali chanting and meditation before we read and reflect on a sutta. Join us for an exploration of the very roots of the Buddhist tradition.

Next session: Sunday 12 December

In our next session we will pursue the theme of conditioned arising, probably the most important doctrine in the whole of Buddhism. I plan to provide some input on two relevant suttas before we have discussion, perhaps at a more experiential level, because this profound teaching is only to be fully realised in one’s experience. The links for the two suttas are as follows:

https://suttacentral.net/sn12.1/en/sujato?layout=linebyline&reference=none&notes=undefined&highlight=undefined&script=latin

https://accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/snp.4.11.than.html

If you can look at these beforehand – great, but don’t worry if you don’t get the chance. You would be most welcome to join us.

You’ll find log-in details here: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/early-buddhism-study-group/2021-12-12/