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
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.
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.
More information and registration will be available in January 2018.