Monday 8 October 2018

This week @ Beaches - sutta study

Hi everyone. 

This week we resume our sutta study sessions with sutta #6 called "Like a Ball of Foam". It's a relatively short sutta (2.5 pages), and the corresponding chapter in the "Guide to Reading the Texts" is also fairly brief. If our sutta studiers can have read both by Thursday night that'd be great. And just to remind you, the questions we start with each time are:

1) What is the text about? If you had to say in one word (or phrase), what would it be?
2) With what major theme or themes is it concerned?
3) With which of the following dimensions is it concerned: doctrinal, ethical, experiential, mythological, ritual, liturgial, social, institutional?

If any of the newies would like to join in, please do! You'll need to get your hands on a copy of the book called "The Basic Teachings of the Buddha" by Glenn Wallis. If you haven't got it yet, still feel free to come along as we discuss what it is about and these discussions are always interesting and educative.

And just for fun, here's a little taster of what we'll do next year. Thanks to those of you who contributed a little extra to the Sangha basket a couple of months ago to support the production of this workbook. When we finish our current book of suttas (next year), we'll move on to this one which is a workbook to accompany Stephen Batchelor's latest book: After Buddhism. 

Hope to see you Thursday!

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