Come join in on the first in a potential series of sutta study sessions led by Buddhist monk Bhante Suddhāso, beginning with one of the most important discourses in the Pāli canon: the Sabbāsava Sutta (MN 2), in which the Buddha clearly describes seven different ways to overcome our self-destructive tendencies and establish ourselves in unconditional happiness.
“Correct understanding comes first,” says the Buddha, in the Mahācattārīsaka Sutta (MN 117). Since correct understanding (sammā-diṭṭhi) is the foundation of effective practice, how do we develop it? By studying and discussing the Buddha’s words.
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Bhante Suddhāso is a Buddhist monk living in New York City. Bhante Suddhāso has studied under the guidance of some of the most important names in Western Buddhism, such as Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Vīradhammo, and Bhante Gunaratana. He was initially trained in Soto Zen Buddhism at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Subsequently, he was ordained at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California, where he was trained in the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravāda Buddhism. Since then he has lived at a variety of monasteries from different Buddhist traditions in both rural and urban environments.
A dedicated teacher, Bhante Suddhāso has taught to people of all different ages and walks of life, as well as college students of universities like Harvard, New York University, Fordham University, University of Mary Washington, Sarah Lawrence College, and Suffolk County Community College. The co-founder of Buddhist Insights, a new platform using technology to build community and facilitate access to reliable monastic teachings, his work aims to convey Buddhist concepts and their practical applicability to everyday life.