The Abhidhamma is the Buddha's "Higher Teachings" addressing ultimate truths.
- What: Live, Two-Way Online Seminar
- When: Once a month, beginning at the end of January, 2011
- Text: Unraveling the Mysteries of Mind & Body (Sayalay Susila)
- Languages: one class in English, one in Chinese (specify)
- Instructor: Sayalay Susila is an accomplished Theravada Buddhist nun, Vipassana (Insight) meditation instructor, and graduate of the University of Science in Malaysia. Sayalay practiced under the renowned Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U. Pandita. Thereafter, she undertook a course of study with Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw at Pa Auk Forest Monastery focusing on Serenity and Insight practices as well as Abhidharma, Sutra, and Pali studies. She is well known for her clear and lucid Abhidhamma teaching and its application to dailly life, having taught in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, as well as in Buddhist Centers across Canada, the United States, and Australia. Her talks and Powerpoint presentations are widely praised as vivid and precise. She has two books in print, The Nine Attributes of the Buddha (Chinese) and Unraveling the Mysteries of Mind & Body through Abhidhamma (English). She speaks fluent English, Chinese, and Burmese.
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- Connecticut events: 2010 Friday Night Meditation Workshop with Ven. Dhammadipa. (Fa Yao, Abbot of CYM, NY)
- Buddhist Study Group English (registration required) coming Oct. 8th at the New Britain YMCA, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
- Buddhist Study Group Glastonbury: Oct. 9th, 10 am to noon
- Loving Kindness Youth Group: Oct. 23rd with an adult Chinese study group discussion and video teaching
- Weekly Meditation Group in Glastonbury: Oct. 14, 21, 28
- 3 Day Monastic Experience Retreat: Bilingual English/Chinese, 9/30/10 (Thursday) to 10/3/10 (Sunday)
This retreat will introduce the “Heart Sutra” in Chinese as well as Sanskrit. Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi has been invited to lead the group in contemplating issues of life and death (Maranasati, "mindfulness of death"). Ven. Dhammadipa (Abbot Fa-yao) will also teach this practice (called Marananusmrti meditation in Sanskrit). Recollection leads to the realization of the necessity of practicing diligently.
- Mandarin: video.lwdh.org.tw
- English: buddhastation.org