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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

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14

June 29

July 2

NO CLASS

Lineage;

Robe Verse;

Jukai Ceremony

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 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.