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Foundational Pali Suttas 2
with Ven. Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile

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The earliest written teachings of the historical Buddha were written in the Pali language, a language similar to the one the Buddha spoke. Although the Mahayana sutras and texts often reference the Pali sutras (or suttas, in Pali), we are then hearing someone's interpretation of the Buddha's words. It is instructive to go back to the originals to see the richness that sometimes gets lost when we summarize the teachings. There are thousands of Pali sutras, so this course will just be a beginning intro. The sutras chosen are particularly interesting, useful, or foundational for the teachings and expressions of the Dharma that came later.


Monday evenings 7pm - 8:30pm EST

This offering will take place Online via Zoom over 4 sessions


Session 1:  February 19th, 2024

Satipatthana Sutta: Satipatthana Sutta: Frames of Reference (

Anatta-lakkhana Sutta: Anatta-lakkhana Sutta (


Session 2: February 26th, 2024

Sallatha Sutta | Sakalika Sutta (SN 1.38) | Sakalika Sutta (SN 4.13)


Session 3 - March 4th, 2024

Adittapariyaya Sutta & Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta


Session 4 - March 11th, 2024 

Dhammapada Verses 1-20, Khodhana Sutta, Karaniya Metta Sutta & Anina Sutta

Pink Lotus Flower

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$20 per session or $70 for all 4 live sessions

About the Instructor

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Ven. Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile (he/him)

A Zen monk and Distinguished Professor of psychology, and the author of Finding the Freedom to Get Unstuck and be Happier among several other books. He has been involved in IDP for many years, and is currently the guiding teacher of the Ames Buddhist Mahasangha.
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