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The Way to the Beyond: A Study of the Pārāyanavagga with Sujato Bhikkhu
August 10, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27, and August 3 at 7:30-8:30pm PDT (UTC -7)
The Sutta Nipata culminates with a moving series of questions from sixteen brahmins to the Buddha, wrapped in a devotional narrative. It is unique in its literary form and emotional impact, and the questions by the brahmin students reveal them to be advanced practitioners with a sincere desire to learn. The chapter is quoted in the Suttas themselves, and remains a touchstone to this day. In this course, Bhante Sujato will read and comment from his own translation. The course aims to convey both the emotional uplift and incisive analysis of this foundational work.
This class is free to attend and everyone is welcome.
Sujato Bhikkhu co-founded the website SuttaCentral along with Rod Bucknell and John Kelly for which he created public domain translations of the four primary Nikāyas of the Pali Canon. Sujato, along with his teacher Ajahn Brahm, were involved with the re-establishment of Bhikkhuni Ordination in the Theravada Tradition.