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Introduction to Sutta Study and the Dhammapada

July 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 19, 2019

This introductory level series is designed to deepen understanding of Buddhist teachings through the wisdom practice of study. An introduction to skillful means (tools) for study will be applied to the investigation of the Dhammapada. The Dhammapada, a collection of verses attributed to the Buddha, is considered one of the masterpieces of early Buddhist literature.

The heart practices of mindfulness and compassion are integrated with wisdom practice throughout the series. Participants will cultivate awareness of internal and external conditions that impact wisdom and heart practices.

This series meets every 2 weeks starting on Monday, June 10 from 7-8:30 pm. The subsequent dates are June 24, July 8 and 22, August 5 and 19.

Who should attend:

  • Beginning or experienced practitioners who are willing to make a commitment to attending 6 sessions.
  • Those who are new to sutta study or those who want a refresher course

Required materials: The Dhammapada. While the sutta may be accessed on online, it is strongly recommended participants obtain a hard copy prior to the first week of class. Recommended translations of the Dhammapada (only one necessary)

  • Easwaran, E. (Trans., 1985). The Dhammapada. Tomales, CA: Nilgiri Press.

  • Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Trans., 7th ed. Revised 2018). Dhammapada. Available by writing to the Metta Forest Monestary. You can print this booklist and mail it to the Monastery with the requested items circled or highlighted.

Teacher: Lorene M. Jabola, PhD has been a student and practitioner of Buddhism since 1985. Her training as an educator and psychotherapist finds expression in teaching, writing, and consulting dedicated to awakening and finding one’s original voice. Her bi-cultural upbringing in the Philippines and Southern California, education in Eastern and Western religious traditions and psychology, and meditation practice in the Thai forest tradition infuse both personal and professional life. Lorene is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Training Program (CDL4) at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is committed to supporting the development and growth of multicultural practitioners and leaders.

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Cost: Dana based. Suggested donation of $20 per session. We encourage you to offer as much support of generosity as you are able. Please know that our policy is that no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.


July 22, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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