Upcoming Sati Center Events

Upcoming Sati Center Events

The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies is sponsoring the following upcoming events.

  • Tuesdays, July 12, August 9, September 13 ⋅7:30 – 9:00pm PDT, Avoid All Evil, Do Good, Purify the Mind with Santussika Bhikkhuni
    • In this 3-session course, we will delve into how to live by this teaching of all the Buddhas (Dhammapada 183). Using passages from the Pali suttas as our basis for discussion and practice, we will explore questions drawn from life experience. Each session will include instruction, meditation and discussion. Depending on the number of attendees, we might include short break-out sessions in small groups.
  • Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 7:30 – 8:30pm PDT, The Way to the Beyond: A Study of the Pārāyanavagga with Sujato Bhikkhu
    • The Sutta Nipata culminates with a moving series of questions from sixteen brahmins to the Buddha, wrapped in a devotional narrative. It is unique in its literary form and emotional impact, and the questions by the brahmin students reveal them to be advanced practitioners with a sincere desire to learn. The chapter is quoted in the Suttas themselves, and remains a touchstone to this day. In this course, Bhante Sujato will read and comment from his own translation. The course aims to convey both the emotional uplift and incisive analysis of this foundational work.
  • September 24, 2022, 10:30am – 12pm & 2:00pm – 3:30pm PDT, Selves & Not Self with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
  • Saturdays, October 8th, 15th and 22nd, 2022 at 9:30 – 11am PDT, Experience and Stages of Awakening in Early Buddhism with Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā
    • In this mini-series in three sessions Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā looks at the map of the four stages of awakening (stream-entry, once-return, non-return and arahantship) recognized in early Buddhism. They are explored through the prism of early Buddhist meditation theory and practice and contextualised in light of the experiential, existential and transformative dimensions of the early Buddhist path to freedom. Different conceptualisations of the path and fruits of awakening arisen in later Buddhist tradition will also be explored in light of the interplay between theory and practice.

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