Studying the Long Discourses of the Buddha (Dīgha Nikāya) Part 1: Views and Practices
A 4-week online course taught by Gil Fronsdal and Diana Clark; April 16 – May 14, 2018
To register please complete this very brief registration form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 8, 2018.
The Long Discourses of the Buddha (the Dīgha Nikāya) is a collection of discourses filled with colorful stories, compelling characters and important teachings. In this course on the Dīgha Nikāya we will explore how the Buddha responded to different religious and existential views that were prevalent in ancient India and relevant today, including beliefs about the beginning of the world, what happens after death, and the nature of a “Self.”
Join us as we investigate and discuss the Buddha’s response to views and the specific training he espoused as part of his response in the context of colorful, engaging stories. Specifically, after an introduction to the text as a whole, we will be studying the Supreme Net Sutta (Brahmajāla Sutta, DN 1), the Fruits of the Homeless Life Sutta (Sāmaññaphala Sutta, DN 2) and the Poṭṭhapāda Sutta (DN 9). The course will include study guides, videos and the opportunity for online group discussions.
We will be using Maurice Walshe’s translation of the Dīgha Nikāya (Wisdom Publications, 1995, ISBN: 0861711033) as the course textbook.
To view the anticipated syllabus, click here.
To register please complete this very brief registration form and email it to email@example.com by April 8, 2018 using the email address you intend to use to access material on a Google Drive.