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Sutta Study Group: exploring the early discourses


The Suttas are the discourses of the Lord Buddha and leading disciples that contain the original Dhamma perspectives of the Awakened One. They cover a wide range of spiritual issues and are always practical in their intent. They were recorded in the Pali language, passed down through Theravada Buddhism, and are now available in good English translations. (Abbreviations used in references)


Past studies

Dependent Co-Origination Class in June-July 2004.

Anatta: We focused on Selflessness October 2004.


MDB = The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, translated by Bhikkhu Ñanamoli & Bhikkhu Bodhi (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1995).

LDB = The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya (formerly titled: Thus Have I Heard), translated by Maurice Walshe (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1987).

NDB = Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: an Anthology of Suttas from the Anguttara Nikaya, translated and edited by Nyanaponika Thera & Bhikkhu Bodhi (Vistaar Publications, New Delhi. We have extra copies of this difficult to acquire text at Liberation Park.)

BPS = Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy Sri Lanka (distributed in USA by Pariyatti)

Wisdom = Wisdom Publications = www.wisdompubs.org


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