Buddhism for Daily Life, 2013-2014, class 5

Notes from Class 5, Oct 15, 2013


The Ven. Thay Chuc Dai instructed the class.  

The class discussed the keeping bad company and idleness parts of the Sigalaka Sutta.  With respect to keeping bad company, we should always use discernment when considering who we associate with. We do learn from who we associate with.  If we chose to associate with someone to help them, we need to be sure we are strong enough to do so and to know when we may need to disengage so as to take care of ourselves first.

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Buddhism for Daily Life, 2013-2014, class 4

Notes from Class 4, Oct 8, 2013


The Ven. Thay Chuc Dai instructed the class.  

The class reviewed the six ways of wasting substance as they appear in the Sigalaka Sutta.  A common theme during the discussion was that distracting the mind from the Dharma can result in the wasting of one’s substance. While the mind is distracted and one conducts himself in way described in this section of the sutra, bad karma results.

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Buddhism for Daily Life, 2013-2014, class 2

Buddhism for Daily Life, 2013-2014

Notes from Class 2, Sep 24, 2013


The Ven. Thay Chuc Dai opened the class by discussing the Ariyan discipline -tradition of bowing in the six directions.  Sigalaka performed this ritual on a daily basis, but did not know the reason or the meaning of bowing in the six directions.

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Buddhism for Daily Life, 2013-2014, class 1

Buddhism for Daily Life, 2013-2014

Notes from Class 1, Sep 17, 2013

The Ven. Thay Chuc Dai led the class of 13 students through a general introduction of the system of sutras.  He shared that he is reading the Sigalaka Sutta in three languages, Chinese, Vietnamese and English to prepare for each class.  Translations of sutras are impacted by the variances between languages.

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