Part 8 – Meditation: Concentration and Wisdom

Theme: Meditation – Concentration and Wisdom

Readings: MN 111, 52, 128, 106, 121, (optional 140) Also 119.18-21, 43.18-20,

 Please read the Suttas in the order listed here.

Study guides and other documents associated with this class from Gil:

Introduction

Audio Recordings (Hosted  by the Sati Center) 

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Class handouts:

Jhana description         More Jhana description

Foundations for Jhana        Serenity & Insight Quotes

Sutta translations available on-line at Access to Insight, or made available as a PDF document from the translation by Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi – used with permission  (No link means no text available)

MN 111 MN 52 MN 128
(Nanamoli/Bodhi)
MN 106 MN 121 MN 140
MN 119 MN 43

 

Optional audio recordings:

Sutta commentaries from Bhikkhu Bodhi

MN 52 An audio talk on the Aṭṭhakanāgara Sutta — The Man from Aṭṭhakanāgara found on the website of the Bodhi Monastery in the Audio Dhamma section. This is part of a series of talks given by Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Majjhima Nikaya. These talks are located in section VII. The Cultivation of Wisdom – 3. Final realization
MN 140 (2) (3) A series of 3 audio talks on the Dhātuvibhanga Sutta — The Exposition of the Elements in section VII. The Cultivation of Wisdom – 3. Final realization

 

General resources from Gil:

Resources for Studying

Study Syllabus