In traditional Buddhist countries of Southeast Asia, the Dhammapada has been the most beloved and easily accessible compendium of Buddha’s teachings. These teachings, collected from the earliest discourses of the Buddha, have been a continuing source of inspiration for the philosophical and meditative dimensions of the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. In this workshop, we will investigate how these teachings are humanistic at their core and an inspiration for us today as practitioners of the Dharma.
To engage with the classical teachings of the Buddha through a close reading of the Dhammapada, and to form a personal relationship to the actual words of the Buddha through a nuanced investigation of how and why they were spoken.
Some meditation and retreat experience suggested.