Sutta/Early Buddhism Discussion Group

BaganBannerWe are a group of people interested in learning more about Early Buddhism (what, as far as is discernable, what the Buddha taught) as revealed in the Pali discourse collections (suttas, nikayas) and related texts. Participation in the Sutta Discussion Group is by invitation or after completing the Buddhist Life/Buddhist Path sequence. Please talk to Bhante Cintita. We meet 2:00 – 3:30 Sunday afternoons in the dining hall at Sitagu Buddha Vihara in Austin Texas, USA.

General Links

Bhante Cintita’s email address: ashin.cintita@sitagutx.org

Sutta Discussion Group listserv.

Access to Insight.

Digital Pali Reader.

Sutta Central.

Bhikkhu Bodhi’s Study of Majjhima Nikaya.

PTS Pali-English Dictionary.

Previous class audio uploads.

Audio lectures on Bhikkhu Bodhi’s In Buddha’s Words, precursor to the discussion group.

Current/Upcoming Topics

The Buddha’s Teachings on Society.

Please, if you can afford it, acquire and bring Bhikkhu Bodhi’s new book, The Buddha’s Teachings on Socal and Communal Harmony, Wisdom Publications.

Previous Topics

MN 22, Simile of the Snake.

Dependent Co-Arising, Paticcasamuppada.

Handouts: chart, quotes.

Read chapter 11 on “Disentangling the Mind,” in Buddhist Life/Buddhist Path.

Bhante C’s essay on Name and Form, found HERE (includes many references).

Forum threads HERE and HERE.

Nyanananda’s publications found here.

Bhikkhu Bodhi, The Great Discourse on Causation.

MN2, MN 3, MN4,.

Advice to Punna (MN 145).

Mulapariyaya Sutta (MN 1).

Shorter Exposition of Action (MN 135).

MN 7, 13, 15, 19, 21, 28, 31, 48, 103, 104, 108, 113, 117 (interpersonal and social harmony)

MN 7, Simile of the Cloth.

MN 148 (6 sets of 6), MN 149 (Great Sixfold Sphere).

Exposition of the Sixfold Base (MN 137).

Many Elements (MN 115)

More Questions and Answers (MN 44)

Questions and Answers (MN 43)

Destruction of Craving (MN 38)

Right View (MN 9) Buddha on Faith: Kalama Sutta (AN 3.65), link here

Buddha on Faith: Apannaka Sutta/Incontrovertible Teaching/Safe Bet (MN 60)

The Buddha on “Faith”: Kitagiri Sutta (MN 70)

Buddha on Faith: Canki Sutta (MN 95), Ashin Cintita

Honeyball Sutta/Madhupindikasutta (MN 18), facilitated by Ashin Cintita

Ratha-vinita Sutta: Relay Chariots (MN 24), facilitated by Ken Elder

Satipatthana Sutta (MN 10), facilitated by Ashin Cintita

Anapanasati, Mindfulness of Breathing (MN 118), facilitated by Ashin Cintita

Kayagatasati Sutta (MN 119), facilitated by Ashin Cintita.

Anupada Sutta (MN 111), facilitated by Ashin Cintita

Audios of Past Discussions

03/19/2017. Buddhism and Society.

03/12/2017. Buddhism and Society.

02/19/2017. Social teachings of the Buddha.

02/05/2017. Life of Sitagu Sayadaw part 2.

01/29/2017. Social Teachings of the Buddha: Life of Sitagu Sayadaw.

01/22/2017. MN 77 (fini)

01/15/2017. MN 77 (continued)

01/08/2017. MN 77 (continued)

12/18/2016. MN 77 (continued)

12/11/2016. MN 77 (continued)

12/04/2016. End MN 22 (Simile of the Snake), begin MN 77.

11/27/2016. Simile of the Snake.

11/20/2016. Dependent C0-Arising.

11/13/2016. Dependent Co-Arising.

11/06/2016. Dependent Co-Arising.

10/30/2016. Dependent Co-Arising.

10/16/2016. Dependent Co-Arising.

10/09/2016. Dependent Co-Arising.

10/02/2016. Dependent Co-Arising.

09/25/2016. MN 12 (part 2), Dependent Co-arising.

09/18/2016. MN 12 (part 1).

09/11/2016. MN 6, MN 8, MN 11.

09/04/2016. MN 5, Without Blemishes.

08/28/2016. MN 4.

08/21/2016. MN 2, MN 3.

08/14/2016. MN 145, MN 1, Mulapariyaya Sutta, Punnovada.

08/07/2016. MN 139, Exposition of Non-Conflict.

07/31/2016. MN 135, The Shorter Exposition of Action.

07/24/2016. Notes on previous topics.

07/10/2016. MN 113, 117, 55.

07/03/016. MN 104, 108, 58.

06/19/2016. MN 31, 48.

06/12/2016. MN 19, 21, 28.

06/05/2016. MN 13, Mass of Suffering.

05/29/2016. MN 15, Inference.

05/22/2016. MN 7, Simile of the Cloth.

05/15/2016. Finish MN 149, Wings of Awakening.

05/08/2016. Sixfold Sphere (MN 148, MN 149).

05/01/2016. Sixfold Sphere (MN 137).

04/24/2016. Sixfold Sphere (MN 137)

04/10/2016. Many Elements (MN 115)

04/03/2016. Many Elements (MN 115)

03/27/2016. Many Elements (MN 115)

03/20/2016. More Questions and Answers (MN44) + MN 115 (1/2)

02/28/2016. Questions and Answers 2/2 (MN 43)

02/21/2016. Questions and Answers (MN 43).

02/14/2016. Destruction of Craving (MN 38).

02/07/2016. Right View (MN 9), part 2.

01/31/2016. Right View (MN 9), part 1.

01/24/2016. Pali Pronunciation.

01/17/2016. Kalama Sutta.

01/10/2016. Apanna Sutta (MN 60), part 2.

01/03/2016. Apanna Sutta (MN 60), part 1.

12/27/2015. Kitagiri Sutta (MN 70)

12/20/2015. Canki Sutta (MN 95)

12/13/2015. Canki Sutta (MN 95)

12/06/2015. Honeyball Sutta (MN18)

11/29/2015. Honeyball Sutta (MN 18)

11/15/2015. Anupada Sutta (MN 111)

11/08/2015 Kayagatasati Sutta (MN 119)

11/01/2015. Anapanasati Sutta.

10/25/2015. Anapanasati Sutta.

10/18/2015. Anapanasati Sutta.

10/11/2015. Anapanasati Sutta (MN 118).

10/04/2015. Satipatthana Sutta (MN 10)

9/27/2015. Satipatthana Sutta (MN 10)

9/20/2015. Satipatthana Sutta (MN 10)

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