Round Two of In the Buddha’s Words

In the next weeks, September 22 and September29, we will begin anew the one-year course we have just completed based on the text In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi. We will start from the beginning of the book. If you follow this course diligently you will know a LOT about Buddhism this time next year.

This a good time for new people to join or for old to recommit themselves. This course will provide a deep and comprehensive introduction to the Buddha’s Dharma as found in the most ancient sources. It is intended to provide a foundational conceptual understanding to complement and guide one’s Buddhist life and practice, no matter what particular school of Buddhism one might already belong to. It is also appropriate for beginners or for the curious who are ready to plunge headlong into the wisdom of the Buddha.

This class meets on Sundays, 2:00 – 3:30pm at the Austin Zen Center. After a short meditation the facilitator introduces that week’s readings then invites questions and open discussion.

We ask that the student procure a copy of In the  Buddha’s Words, keep up with the readings, and listen to the on-line audios of any missed classes. These requirements are a bit more rigorous than in the first round. I will use this blog for announcements and will post handouts.

I invite those who are unable to physically attend classes in Austin (perhaps you live in Borneo, for instance) to follow the course by accessing the materials and audios on-line (most people prefer videos these days, but I move around so little it doesn’t really matter in my case).

Also please let others know about this opportunity.

Bhante Cintita

The updated syllabus can be found here. Follow the links on the right for more information.

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