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Skill in Questions
Dates: Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019
Days: Thu - Sun (3 Nights)

Instructor(s): Ajahn Thanissaro

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The Buddha divided questions into four types: those deserving a categorical answer, those deserving an analytical answer, those requiring cross-questioning before he would answer them, and those he would put aside. This course aims at understanding these four types of question- answering strategies, what they tell us about the style and content of the Buddha’s teaching, and how using these strategies to understand the Dhamma and to question ourselves can be a valuable tool in the practice. There is a non-refundable $50 administrative fee to register for this course but no additional fees.

Learning Intentions:

To recognize the role of the four types of questions in the Pali Canon as a form of style and content in the Buddha’s teaching; understand how these four types of question-answering strategies can be a valuable tool in one's understanding of the Dhamma; and understand how these four type of question-answering strategies apply to one's practice of the Dhamma.

Experience Level:

Suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners.

Lottery closes October 15, 2018


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  • Ajahn Thanissaro has been a Theravadin monk since 1976. The abbot of Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego County, CA, he is a prolific translator of Pali texts and Thai meditation guides. He is the author, among other books, of Wings to Awakening, Mind Like Fire Unbound, and Meditations 1-8.