e-Talks - Sangha Core Sutra Program 2020-2021

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The Sûtra of the Full Awareness of Breathing - Anapanasati Sûtta

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

DateTopic
Sept 17th, 2020Mindful daily breathing
Oct 15th, 2020Body and Mind united
Nov 19th, 2020I nourish myself with the joy of meditation
Dec 17th, 2020I am aware of my mental formations
Jan 14th, 2021I concentrate my mind
Feb 18th, 2021I liberate my mind
March 25th, 2021I observe the impermanent nature of all Dharmas
April 29th, 2021I observe the disapperance of desire
May 3rd, 2021I observe the no-birth, no-death of all phenomena
July 1rst, 2021I observe Letting Go

Typical schedule of the evening :

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

The Sangha Core Sutra Program

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.

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 :

13 April 2021 - 7:30 : Méditations du matin
14 April 2021 - 7:30 : Méditations du matin
14 April 2021 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi soir
15 April 2021 - 7:30 : Méditations du matin
15 April 2021 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
16 April 2021 - 7:30 : Méditations du matin
16 April 2021 - 10:00 : Pratique Soigner en PC
19 April 2021 - 7:30 : Méditations du matin
19 April 2021 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
Sitting and watching our breath is a wonderful practice, but it is not enough. For transformation to take part, we have to practice mindfulness all day long, not just on our meditation cushion.
- Thich Nhat Hanh