What are the Sutras? Meditation and Study Class

with Ethan Nichtern, Juan Carlos Castro and Greg Zwahlen


The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
United States
Phone: 917.675.7151


Sat, 1/16/2010, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Sat, 1/23/2010, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Sat, 1/30/2010, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Sat, 2/13/2010, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Sat, 2/20/2010, 4:30pm - 6:30pm


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5 Saturdays 4:30-6:30pm,
Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 13, 20 (no class Feb 6 due to weekend retreat)

Ever want to know where Buddhist philosophy originated? Join us for five weeks of meditation classes and study groups on the suttas and sutras, the earlier and later discourses and direct teachings that came from the historical Buddha himself. These discourses have their own teaching structure and setting, and as a group we will explore both the content of original Buddhist teachings, as well as the historical context and teaching style of these sutras.

Each class will begin with guided meditation practice by the teacher. Then, for the first three weeks, We will work both with suttas from the Pali (early Buddhist) tradition. For the next two weeks, we will work with Mahayana (later tradition) sutras from the historical Buddha.

Sutta For January 16:

Suttas For January 23:

Suttas For January 30:

Sutra and Commentary For Feb 13:
Long Sutra: http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Religion/Fac/Adler/Reln260/Vimalakirti.htm
Commentary: http://www.purifymind.com/TalkVimalakirti.htm

Sutra and Commentary For Feb 20:
Heart Sutra: http://www.shambhala.org/teachers/pema/shtk.php
Commentary: http://not1andnot2.blogspot.com/2007/11/heart-sutra-with-commentary-by-t...

Ever want to know where Buddhist philosophy originated?

Suggested Readings: In the Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Drop-Ins Welcome - $10 per class
Pre-Registration - $50 for 5 weeks ($30 members)

It is our full intention to accommodate the financial needs of anyone who has a genuine commitment to practice and study. Reduced Payment Options and Work-Study are always available. Please contact patrick@theidproject.org to make alternative arrangements.

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