Class: 2011 Feb 25: Planning & Dependent Origination

The class on Friday 2011 February 25th 7pm – 9pm will be facilitated by Morgan.

This will be a planning session followed by a brief sutta study.

The agenda of the planning session will be to cover:

  • finish compiling a list of topics to be covered over the year 2011
  • compile a list of volunteers to cover each topic and facilitate the class sessions
  • clarify that the group will keep a focus on the suttas, but also use other materials

The sutta studied during this class will be “The Longer Discourse on the Destruction of Craving” (Mahatanhasankhayasuttam, from The Majjhima Nikaya 38, covering sections 38.17-18, 38.40 and 38.1-8). In this sutta the Buddha corrects a student who mistakenly believes that consciousness transmigrates to new bodies from life to life.  The Buddha explains the core concept of “Dependent Origination”.

A copy of “The Longer Discourse on the Destruction of Craving” can be found on the internet here.

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