Great Places to study the Suttas

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Christopherxx
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Great Places to study the Suttas

Postby Christopherxx » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:24 pm

Like many here I find the suttas to be a rich source of content relating to the dhamma.

Are there locations in which one can have access to the whole of the pali canon and related early texts and enjoy instruction as well quality study time (much like a university) without the bias of a certain schools interpreation , etc?

I look at what has taken place in the academic field of theology in the christian arena and some of the greatest "advances' have been in the universities which allowed for free inquiry.

Thanks everyone :)

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Re: Great Places to study the Suttas

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:23 pm

Access to Insight is probably best.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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Re: Great Places to study the Suttas

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:38 pm

As this thread is not about the classical interpretation of the ancient texts, I shall move it into a more appropriate forum.
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Great Places to study the Suttas

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:51 pm

Greetings Christopher,

Why not look at a university?
Many monastics and lay Buddhists attend universities around the world to study the Dhamma.

Here are some, for starters:

Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies: http://www.ocbs.org/
Centre for Buddhism Studies at Hamburg University: http://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg. ... .html?&L=1
Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya: http://www.arts.pdn.ac.lk/pali/aboutus.htm
International Theravada Buddhist, University, Yangon, Myanmar: http://atbu.org/node/120
SITAGU Buddhist University, Sagaing, Myanmar
World Buddhist University, Thailand: http://www.worldbuddhistuniversity.com/

And I am sure there are many, many others in the East and West.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Great Places to study the Suttas

Postby santa100 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:24 am

Beside accesstoinsight, there's http://tipitaka.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page which has the complete DN and MN. The rest are work in progress..

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Re: Great Places to study the Suttas

Postby SDC » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:31 am

I was going to say, "On my porch."


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