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One Day Sutta Workshop – Wise Reflections by Bro Benny Liow
July 20 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Date: 20 July 2019 Saturday
Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm.
Venue: BGF Ara Damansara
Title: Wise Reflections – Lessons from the Pali Suttas.
Speaker: Bro Benny Liow
Register online at http://tiny.cc/Benny20Jul19
Benny Liow is the editor of Eastern Horizon. He was the Editorial Consultant and contributor to the “Religions and Beliefs” volume of The Encyclopedia of Malaysia. His writings have appeared in various local and international journals and publications and he has edited eight books on Buddhism. Benny holds a B.A. (Honors) Education degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and M.P.A. degree from Universiti Malaya.
The venerable Mahā Moggallāna enumerates the qualities that make a bhikkhu difficult to admonish and teaches how one should reflect on oneself to remove the defects in one’s character.
Anumāna Sutta, MN 15: Inference
Here the Buddha taught Rahula how to reflect before doing any action with the body, speech, and mind. Does this action lead to hurting myself, hurting others or both? If yes, then he should not do it. However, if it doesn’t and is skillful with happiness as it’s outcome, then he should do it.
Ambalaṭṭhikārāhulovāda Sutta, MN 61. Advice to Rahula at Ambalatthika
In this discourse, the Buddha offers a teaching that helps us to reflect on the nature of existence which is manifested as eight vicissitudes of life, whereby it is only through equanimity that we can truly develop a mind of peace.
Lokavipatti Sutta, AN 8.6. Failings of the World
|10.00am||Introduction: What is Wise Reflection?|
|10.30am||Session I: Anumāna Sutta, MN 15 Inference|
|11.30am||Questions and Answers|
|1.00pm||Session II: Ambalaṭṭhikārāhulovāda Sutta MN 61 - Advice to Rahula at Ambalatthika|
|2.00pm||Questions and Answers|
|2.30pm||Session III: Lokavipatti Sutta, AN 8.6. Failings of the World|
|3.30pm||Questions and Answers|
|4.00pm||Session IV: Workshop|