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The Aṭṭhakavagga: Early Buddhist Verses

Online Program
Dates: Apr 03, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022

Instructor(s): Bhikkhu Sujato

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A collection of discourses found in the Pali Suttanipāta, and with a set of Chinese parallels, the Aṭṭhakavagga has been one of the most influential texts of Buddhism both traditional and modern. It depicts a series of frank, elevated discussions with the Buddha, with an especial focus on the nature of views and the value of debate.

This course is cosponsored by SuttaCentral.

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    About the Instructor(s):
  • Bhikkhu Sujato was ordained in 1994 as a Theravāda monk in the Thai forest lineage of Ajahn Chah.  He lived as a monk in Thailand for some years and then returned to his native Australia, serving as abbot of Santi Forest Monastery, which he founded in 2003.  Bhikkhu Sujato is also the co-founder of SuttaCentral, which offers freely available translations of the four Nikāyas, as well as the author of numerous books on early Buddhism.  He has worked to revive the full ordination of nuns in Theravāda traditions and is particularly interested in exploring the path of the Buddha in a time of climate change, globalized consumerism, and political turmoil.