The Buddha's Teaching As It Is - An Introductory Course
Ten lectures composed and spoken by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, an American Buddhist monk (Theravada) born in New York City in 1944 (native speaker of English). He was ordained in Sri Lanka in 1972 and studied Buddhism in Sri Lanka and India from 1972 to 1977. After residing and teaching at the Washington DC Buddhist Vihara and the Buddhist Publication Society (BPS) in Sri Lanka he is now (2003) resident at the Bodhi Monastery in New Jersey USA. He is also a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.
Each of the 20 tracks runs 37 to 43 minutes each.
1(a) The Buddha - Introduction.
1(b) Life of The Buddha
2(a) The four Noble Truths - the Dhamma (The Buddha's teaching; truth behind the teaching; the path)
2(b) Dukkha (unsatisfactoriness, suffering)
3(a) The True Nature of Existence ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Full path of Understanding, Five aggregates of Clinging
3(b) Three Characteristics of Existence - Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness, Selflessness
4(a) Dependent Arising (paticca samuppada) ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Essence of the Dhamma; structural principal
4(b) Dependent Arising ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ The twelve factors; cessation of the round
5(a) Rebirth and Kamma - Question of life after death, rebirth without a self, Kamma general treatment
5(b)Rebirth and Kamma - Kamma & its Effects, Rebirth Process, Practical implications of Kamma doctrine
6(a)Nibbana (Nirvana) ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Elimination of craving; types of Dhammas; Nibbana in the Suttas
6(b)Nibbana (Nirvana) ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Description in the Suttas; the experience of the Arahat
7(a)The Noble Eightfold Path - place of the Path; the middle way; the factors
7(b)The Noble Eightfold Path ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Threefold grouping of Path factors; two types of Path
8(a)Meditation - Types of Buddhist meditation, Three levels of defilement, Approaches to meditation, Preliminaries to meditation practice, The development of serenity (Samatha bhavana)
8(b)Meditation - Five jhana factors, Development of insight (Vipassana bhavana), Four Supramundane paths and fruits, Practical directions for mindfulness of breathing
9(a)The Social Dimension of the Buddha's Teaching - Social context of the Dhamma, Foundations of Buddhist social thought, Economic teachings
9(b)The Social Dimension of the Buddha's Teaching - Economic, Social, Political teachings
10(a)The Sangha - Community of noble disciples, the monastic order, general aspects of monastic life
10(b)The Sangha ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ ceremonies & observances of monastic life, the two monastic vocations, the place of nuns in Buddhism
Note that this is a Theravada teacher, so terms in Pali (dhamma, nibbana, sutta) are used rather than Sanskrit (dharma, nirvana, sutra}.
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