Thursday, August 9, 2018

Studying the Sutras with Bhikkhu Bodhi (NY)

Bhikkhu Bodhi (; Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
American monk Ven. Bodhi
“The Numerical Discourses” (Anguttara Nikaya) arranges the sutras of the Buddha according to a numerical pattern, grouping together sutras that revolve around the same number of items, from “The Book of the Ones” to “The Book of the Elevens.”

This class starts at 9:00 am with a 50-minute silent meditation. This is followed by a discussion of the sutras from 10:00 am to 11:20 am. This section of the class will continue with the study of “The Book of the Threes.”

What are the words of the Buddha?
Bhikkhu Bodhi has translated the entire Anguttara Nikaya, published by Wisdom Publications (Boston, 2012, 1900 pages) under the title The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. A FREE electronic file of the sutras in “The Book of the Threes” to be studied can be found here. More

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