e-Talks - 2021-2022

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Sangha Core Sutra Study Program
The Fifty Verses on the Nature of Consciousness and the Forty Tenets of Plum Village

Once a month, Thursays, 19:00 - 20:30 pm - Montreal time - Opening at 18:45

Date Topic
September 16, 2021 Store Consciousness
October 21, 2021 All in Us
November 18, 2021 The Quality of Our Life
December 16, 2021 Self Image
January 20, 2022 Mind Gardener
February 24, 2022 Sense Consciousness
March 17, 2022 True Mind
April 21, 2022 No Mud, No Lotus
May 19, 2022 Looking Deeply
June 16, 2022 Transformation at the Base

Typical schedule of the evening :

6:45 – 7:00 Welcoming time (informal)
7:00 – 7:20 Guided meditation / Silent
7:20 – 7:30 introduction of the topic and speakers
7:30 – 7:45 Dharma Reflection 1
7:45 – 8:00 Dharma Reflection 2
8:00 – 8:25 Dharma sharing
8:25 – 8:30 Closure

The Sangha Core Sutra Study Program (SCSSP)

Ten years ago, Dharmacharya Chan Huy and several other pioneers developed the eTalks as a means to support our sanghas in more deeply understanding Thay’s teachings. Over the years, the formats have changed, and they will certainly continue to evolve.

If you want to receive the invitation to these events, which contain links to pre-readers, to prepare for the next session, and links to recordings of past ones, please ask the facilitators of the weekly Thursday evening sessions. Each monthly e-Talks practice session is open to anyone who would like to join; there is no requirement to have attended prior sessions.

We are studying :

  1. the Ānāpānasati Sûtra (Full Awareness of Breathing) this year, and in the next three years progressing through other sutras, including
  2. the Satipatthana Sûtra (The Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness) (Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh in Transformation and Healing),
  3. the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra (Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh in The Diamond that Cuts through Illusion), and
  4. The Lotus Sutra - Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra, 'Sūtra on the White Lotus of the True Dharma (Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh in Opening the Heart of the Cosmos).

The Four-Years Sangha Core Sutra Study Program (formerly known as eTalks) is based on the sutras that Thay felt were the core, foundational teachings of the Buddha, the teachings in which he wanted his students to be deeply grounded in both understanding and practice. This progression of study was used for our monastic brothers and sisters in Plum Village, and also reflects the teachings that Thay transmitted to his lay students and followers during the many retreats he offered over the years. 

Do not miss :

28 June 2022 - 19:00 : MPC Book Club
29 June 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
29 June 2022 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi soir
30 June 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
30 June 2022 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
01 July 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
04 July 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
04 July 2022 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
05 July 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
06 July 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
Do not lose yourself in the past; do not lose yourself in the future; do not get caught in your anger, worries, or fears. Come back to the present moment, and touch life deeply. This is mindfulness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh