Vipassana – A Structured Study

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Introspective Insight Into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha

Our Study Began August 20, 2019

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Below is the schedule for our sixteen-week, thirty-two class study of the Buddha’s meaning of Vipassana – introspective insight into three specific fabricated common human characteristics. Information on our class and streaming schedule is here: Weekly Classes

The  Buddha’s intended purpose of his Dhamma is to resolve ignorance of Four Timeless Truths through introspective insight into the clinging relationship between individual ignorance and impermanent phenomena and the stress and suffering that follows from ignorance of self craving for and clinging to fabricated views and experiences.

The structure of our study incorporates suttas that describe Siddartha Gotama’s awakening, what he actually awakened to, his introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha, and the proper Jhana practice necessary for developing refined mindfulness.

Right or refined mindfulness provides the means for holding in mind the Eightfold Path. It is the Eightfold Path that provides the framework and guidance for recognizing and abandoning ignorance of Four Timeless Truths.

 

Vipassana Structured Study Schedule

Class 1: Vipassana Introduction Part One

Class 2: Vipassana Introduction Part Two

Class 3: The Noble Search For The Noble Path

Class 4-1: Dependent Origination – The Paticca Samuppada Sutta

Class 4-2: Dependent Origination – The Paticca Samuppada Sutta

Class 5: Cula-Saccaka Sutta – A Fearless And Independent Dhamma

Class 6: Three Governing Principles For Vipassana – Adhipateyya Sutta

Class 7: Analysis Of Four Noble Truths – Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta

Class 8 Eightfold Path – The Magga-Vibhanga Sutta

Class 9: Becoming Explained Three Suttas

Class 10: Nothing Personal – A Buddha’s Analysis Of Self

Class 11: Wise Restraint

Class 12: Anatta-Lakkhana Sutta – The Not-Self Characteristic

Class 13: Sikkha Sutta Three Trainings For Liberation

Class 14: Dukkha Sutta

Class 15: The Great Mass of Stress Mahā Dukkhakkhandha Sutta

Class 16:  The Lesser Mass of Stress Cūḷa-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta 

Class 17: Sister Vajira Confronts Mara – Vajira Sutta

Class 18:  Vipallasa Sutta – Fabrications

Class 19:  Rahogata Sutta Ending Fabrications Through Jhana

Class 20:  Anupada Sutta Ending Fabrications One After Another

Class 21: Atthakanagara Sutta Jhana

Class 22:  Anuradha Sutta Anicca and Five Clinging-Aggregates

Class 23:  Sariputta Sutta Jhana And The Cessation Of Ignorance

Class 24:  Jhana Sutta

Class 25: Wings To Self-Awakening Sambodhi Sutta

Class 26:  Abandon Disease Girimanda Sutta

Class 27:  Sallatha Sutta Two Arrows and Mindfulness Of Bahiya

Class 28:  Khajjaniya Sutta Released From Affliction

Class 29:  Culavedalla Sutta Attachment To Impermanence and Five Clinging Aggregates

Class 30:  Simsapa Sutta – A Handful Of Leaves

Class 31:  Fire Discourse – Passions

Class 32:  Anapanasati Sutta An Example Of Authentic Dhamma Practice

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My Dhamma articles and talks are based on the Buddha's teachings  (suttas) as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. I have relied primarily on Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s excellent and insightful translation of the Pali generously made freely available at his website Dhammatalks.org, as well as the works of Acharya Buddharakkhita, Nyanaponika Thera, John Ireland, Maurice Walsh, Hellmuth Hecker, and Sister Khema, among others, as preserved at Access To Insight.

Also, I have found Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations from Wisdom Publications Pali Canon Anthologies to be most informative and an excellent resource.

I have made edits to the suttas from these sources for further clarity, to modernize language, to minimize repetition, and maintain contextual relevance to Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.

 

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