The Middle Length Discourses (Majjhima Nikāya) Study Course – a 14-week online class
The Middle Length Discourses (Majjhima Nikāya) Study Course
14-week online class
The Middle Length Discourses (Majjhima Nikāya) might be the most important collection of the Buddha’s teachings. They contain many of the central teachings, practices, and stories from the earliest period of Buddhism in India. A careful study of this collection is an indispensable foundation for the study and practice of Buddhism.
The course consists of weekly readings of suttas from the Middle Length Discourses plus study guides written by Gil Fronsdal. These study guides function as the “lectures” for the class, helping to bring the richness of this early literature alive. Participants will have access to a Google Drive where the study guides will be located and Google Forums where discussions will take place. We will be using Bhikkhu Bodhi’s translation of the Middle Length Discourses (Bhikkhu Nanamoli & Bhikkhu Bodhi (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2005).
It is anticipated this course will be offered again in January 2018.