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Vitakkasanthana Sutta

This Friday’s sutta discussion will be on the Vitakka-santhana Sutta (MN 20). In this sutta, the Buddha suggested five ways to remove unwanted thoughts.

MN 20 Vitakka-santhana Sutta

This will complement our earlier discussion on Upali Sutta and Dvedhavitakka Sutta. The former showed us the importance read more

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Dvedhavitakka Sutta

This Friday, we will continue where we left off last week with Upali Sutta. The main message from this sutta is that mental action is more important than both verbal and bodily actions.

Once we have finished with this sutta, we will discuss the next sutta, which is:

MN 19 Dvedhavitakka Sutta

Dvedhavitakka read more

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Sutta discussion: Dipa Sutta

For this Friday’s sutta discussion, we will continue with last week’s unfinished sutta and discussion, and if we have time, start on a new sutta – Dipa sutta (on anapanasati). Below is the sutta for your download:

SN54.8_Dipa Sutta

Dipa Sutta is quite a long and comprehensive sutta read more

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Sutta discussion this Friday

Below are two suttas we will be discussing this Friday:

SN36.31_Niramisa

SN51.15_Brahmana

The Niramisa sutta talks about the three types of joy, happiness and equanimity. The Brahmana sutta explains how one can use desire to end desire.

Lastly, we will also take a look at the question of whether one can read more

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Sutta discussion: The Six Sense Bases

This Friday, our sutta discussion will be on the six sense bases. Below are the suttas selected for discussion.

SN35.95_Malunkyaputta

SN35.32_Suitable for Uprooting

SN35.85_Empty is the World

See you then.

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Sutta Discussion: The Five Aggregates

This Friday, our sutta discussion will be on the 5 aggregates (khandas). Below are the suttas for discussion:

Nakulapitta

SN 22.95 A Lump of Foam

Impermanence Suffering Nonself

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Sutta discussion: Kamma

This Friday, we will continue our discussion on kamma. The two additional suttas for discussion are:

Lonaphala Sutta – same action different result

Pacchabhumika Sutta – the ghee floats up

See you tomorrow.

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Sutta Discussion on Dana (Generosity)

Below is a link to a write-up and summary of our sutta discussions on Dana (generosity).

2_Dana – The Art of Giving

If you have missed our first topic of discussion on Sadha (faith or conviction), here is a summary too.

1_Saddha

Our next topic of discussion will be on Sila (moral conduct or virtues). read more

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Cantonese Dhamma Talks

We are happy to inform that Sg. Long Buddhist Society will be running a series of dhamma talks in Cantonese in March, 2013. The speaker is Bhante Dhamma Sakkaro Thera, a popular and highly sought after Theravadan monk.

Topic: Be happy no defilements – These talks are based on Sigalovadasutta, read more

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Introduction to Satipatthana sutta

A short reminder that there will be a dhamma talk by Ven. Wajirabuddhi this Friday night, 19/10/12, from 8pm at our centre.

Topic: Introduction to Satipatthana sutta
Date: 19 October 2012
Time: 8:30pm – 10pm
Venue: SLBS centre

Ven. Wajirabuddhi was born in Sri Lanka and ordained as novice monk read more

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