Dana ── The Practice of Giving

Contents Introduction (Bhikkhu Bodhi) The Practice of Giving (Susan Elbaum Jootla) Giving in the Pali Canon (Lily de Silva) Giving from the Heart (M. O’C. Walshe) Generosity: The Inward Dimension (Nina van Gorkom) The Perfection of Giving (Acariya Dhammapala) About the Contributors Notes Introduction    by Bhikkhu Bodhi The practice of giving is universally recognized

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Sutta Study Class in October – CANCELLED

The Majjhima Nikaya (Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha) Sutta Study Class with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th has been cancelled. The November schedule is as follows: Tuesday, November 3rd: MN 69,Gulissā ni Sutta: Gulissāni  Tuesday, November 10th: MN 71 and 72: Vacchagotta Suttas – Tevijjavacchagotta Sutta: To Vacchagotta on the Threefold

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Becoming a Buddhist Lay Disciple

One becomes a Buddhist lay disciple by means of two steps: Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels and undertaking the Five Precepts. By going for refuge one makes the solemn commitment to accept the Three Jewels — the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha — as the guiding ideals of one’s life. By taking

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The Four Noble Truths

All the Buddha’s teachings center around the Four Noble Truths, the formula into which he compressed the essence of his realization. The First Noble Truth teaches that life involves suffering. It is impossible to live without experiencing some kind of discomfort or stress. Possessing bodies, we have to endure sickness, injury, fatigue, old age, and

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The Noble Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path covers every aspect of life – intellectual, ethical, social, and psychological – and thus contains everything we need to develop ethically and spiritually, in the process benefiting ourselves and others. The steps of the path are: Right View : clearly understanding the fundamental laws of life and the nature of things

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