Karaniyametta Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussion the Karaniyametta Sutta from the Sutta Nipata. This is also the sutta that we used in our chanting on metta.

Metta Sutta Nipāta 1-8

In this discussion, we will look at what metta is, its nature, how to practice and what are the benefits.

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Appamada Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussing the Appamada Sutta (SN 3.17). This sutta talks about heedfulness. We will take a look at what heedfulness is, and what are its mental qualities.

Appamada Sutta

Since this is a short sutta, we will spend more time taking an in-depth look at heedfulness.

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Dhana Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussing on the Dhana Sutta (AN 7.6) and Ugga Sutta (AN 7.7) regarding the seven treasures.

Dhana Sutta and Ugga Sutta

It would be interesting to deepen our understanding of these seven fundamental qualities in our spiritual practice.

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Dr. Wayne Dyer’s The Shift Movie

Last night, we discussed about Dr. Wayne Dyer’s The Shift movie, and his explanation on living a life of “allowing” things to unfold gracefully into our lives. He also talked about the ego and how it interferes with our ability to allow life to unfold gracefully.

For those who have read more

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Culamalunkyovada Sutta

This Friday, we will be sharing the Culamalunkyovada Sutta (MN 63). This sutta contains the famous simile of a man shot by an arrow, outlining the frivolousness of speculative views in the practice of the middle path.

MN 63 CulaMalunkyovada Sutta

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Anapanasati Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussing an important sutta – the Anapanasati Sutta (MN 118). This sutta is the Buddha’s discourse on the proper practice of breathing meditation, a form of samatha or concentration meditation.

MN 118 Anapasati

This is also the meditation that the Buddha himself read more

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Magandiya Sutta

This Friday, our sutta discussion will be on Magandiya Sutta, in MN 75. In this sutta, the Buddha talked about the superior nature of spiritual happiness when compared to sensual happiness, and used the simile of a leper to show the difference.

MN 75 MagandiyaSutta

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Dighajanu Sutta

This Friday, after the two previous Science of Happiness talks, we will resume our sutta discussion with Dighajanu Sutta. This sutta is one of the few suttas pertaining to the practice of lay people, the other one being the more popular Sigalovada Sutta.

AN 8.54 Dighajanu Sutta

In this Dighajanu Sutta, read more

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The Science of Happiness

This Friday, instead of our regular weekly sutta discussion, I will be talking on a topic called The Science of Happiness.

After attending a 10-week online course of the same name with the University of Berkeley, California, I have some very exciting new information about the Science of Happiness to read more

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Samannaphala Sutta

This Friday’s sutta discussion will be on Samannaphala Sutta (DN 2). This is a long sutta and is considered one of the jewels of the Buddha’s discourses, listing out the various fruits of a contemplative life.

DN 2 Samannaphala Sutta

Most likely, we will not be able to complete the sutta read more

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