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“The Art of Listening” and the Dīghanikāya or Long Discourses of the Buddha with Dr. Sarah Shaw
March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
The Dīghanikāya, or Long Discourses of the Buddha, is one of the four major collections of teachings from the early period of Buddhism. Its thirty four suttas demonstrate remarkable breadth in both content and style, forming a comprehensive collection.
Dr. Shaw in her most recent book, The Art of Listening, gives an introduction to the Dīghanikāya and demonstrates the historical, cultural, and spiritual insights that emerge when we view the Buddhist suttas as oral literature. Examining twelve suttas of the Dīghanikāya, scholar Sarah Shaw combines a literary approach and a personal one, based on her experiences carefully studying, hearing, and chanting the texts.
Dr. Shaw will discuss the themes found in Dīghanikāya and provide an introduction to some of the suttas discussed in The Art of Listening.
Dr. Sarah Shaw is a faculty member and lecturer at the University of Oxford. She has taught and published numerous works on the history and practices of Buddhism, including Mindfulness: Where It Comes from and What It Means, The Jatakas: Birth Stories of Bodhisatta, An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation, and The Spirit of Meditation.
This Sati Center event is offered freely and everyone is welcome. Donations are used to make offerings to the teachers and to pay the expenses of the classes and programs.