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Study Group

The Study Group program includes Zazen (sitting meditation) and group discussion. Discussion is usually focused on a particular text or topic. We use a wide range of Buddhist subject matter from many traditions, and we cover the same material on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.


Study Group Schedule     
Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm  
Saturday, 8:00am – 8:50am 



Text:     Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering

by Bhikku Bodhi

Week #

Date

Topics

 

 

Saturday

Tuesday

 

Readings

 

 

 

 

 

1

March 30

April 2

The Four Noble Truths

Chapter I

p. 1 - 12

2

April 6

April 9

Right View

Chapter II

p. 13 - 27

3

April 13

April 16

Right Intention

Chapter III

p. 29 - 42

4

April 20

April 23

Right Speech

(4th Precept: Not Lying)

Chapter IV

p. 43 - 53

5

April 27

April 30

Right Action

(1st Precept: Not Killing)

Chapter IV

p. 53 - 55

6

May 4

May 7

Right Action

(2nd Precept: Not Stealing)

Chapter IV

p. 55 - 57

7

May 11

May 14

Right Action

(3rd Precept: Not Misusing Sexuality)

Chapter IV

p. 57 - 59

8

May 18

May 21

Right Action

(Precepts 5-10)

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9

May 25

May 28

Right Livelihood

Chapter IV

p. 59 - 60

10

June 1

June 4

Right Effort

Chapter V

p. 61 -74

11

June 8

June 11

Right Mindfulness

Chapter VI

p. 75 -91

12

June 15

June 18

Right Concentration

The Development of Wisdom

Chapter VII, VIII

p. 93- 119

13

June 22

June 25

The Three Jewels :

Buddha, Dharma, Sangha

--

14

June 29

July 2

NO CLASS

Lineage;

Robe Verse;

Jukai Ceremony

--

15

July 6

NO CLASS

July 9

Lineage;

Robe Verse;

Jukai Ceremony

--


Summer 2019

 

Text:     The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

 

Edited By: Florence Caplow and Susan Moon

Week #

Date

Topic

Pages

 

Saturday

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

July  13th

July  16th

·         Lingzhao’s Helping

·         Faxiang’s Recognition

p. 293 - 298

2

July  20th

July  23rd

·         Sujata’s Offering

·         Laywoman Pang’s Merit

p. 299 - 305

3

July  27th

July  30th

·         Punna’s Offering

·         Khujjuttara Teaches the Dharma

p. 306 - 311

4

August  3rd  

August 6th

·         Old Woman’s Miraculous Powers

·         Bhikkhuni Kabilsingh Keeps the Precepts

p. 312 - 317

5

August 10th

August  13th

·         Uppalavana and the Precepts

·         Dipa Ma and the Thief

p. 318 - 324

6

August 17th

August  20th  

·         Goddess and the Flowers

·         Sona’s Mother and the Thieves

p. 325 - 331

7

August 24th

August  27th

·         Songyong Doesn’t Undress

·         Maurine Stuart’s Whack

p. 332 - 337

8

August  31st

Sept.  3rd

·         Fish-Basket Kwan Yin

·         Old Woman and the Fire Poker

p. 338 - 344

9

Sept.  7th

Sept.  10th

·         Let’s Become Enlightened Together

·         Darlene Cohen’s Skillful Means

p. 345 - 350

 


 Note: Use of a text by the study group does not constitute an endorsement of the book by Shao Shan Temple, nor necessarily indicate agreement with the entire text.