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Intro – Basics – General Guidelines
Rules and Guidelines
How your Sunday be? How you should behave during in-class lessons? Lets try to find some answers to these important questions.
How a regular in-class session going to be? We have about 1 hour every day to learn Buddha Dhamma. Lets find the best way to spend that time.
Buddhist Teachings Towards A Better Life
Practicing Buddha Dhamma by knowing who Buddha is and what he meant to do in this world is a great way to understand and map virtues of Buddha’s life to our lives. We will discuss 10 perfections. We will dig little deeper in to importance of patience, which will surely add some great values to your life.
First Year After Attainment Of Buddhahood
We are going to have a closer look at the time line with the events happened in Buddhas life in first year after attainment of Buddhahood. We will read on how spread in Dhamma started. You will take away lessons for life from Buddhas leadership qualities, respectfulness and giving back to those who have helped, with examples from Buddhas life.
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta – Part 1
In this lesson we will be focused on uniqueness of Buddha and get an introduction to Buddha’s Teachings, where you would find them (Tripitaka) and refresh on how Buddha Dhamma came down over 3 Buddhist Councils.
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta – Part 2
Four noble truths are the focus of this lesson. We will learn what ways we find four noble truths in real life based on Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.
Disciples of Gautama Buddha
During the times of Buddha there are many characters who played key roles in establishing and spreading of Buddha Dhamma. We will explore the life of Migara Matha in detail. You will get a short introduction for exploring characters like Ungulimala, Suneetha, Sopaka and Arhath Maha Kashyapa Thero.
Ven.Ānanda and Mahāprajāpatī Gothamī
Looking in to Ven. Ananda and Mahaprajapati Gothami’s services to the society is what we going to explore in this lesson.
Two Chief Disciples Of Buddha – Ven.Sāriputta & Ven.Moggallāna – Part1
There are many lessons we can learn by analyzing Ven. Sariputta and Ven.Moggallana’s lives. In this lesson we will explore their life journey, humanities and moral behavior.
The Mindful And The Energetic Advance To Fame And Prosperity
You are going to hear a story and learn a lesson about qualities that increase fame and glory. Today our case study is based around a character called “Kumbhagoshaka”.
In this lesson you are going to find one of the three mostly chanted suttas, Karanīyamettasutta. This sutta provides a great analogy of various beings at various astral energy levels and how to spread metta (love-and-kindness as you know) towards all of them. Karanīyamettasutta is also a base sutta for meditation with metta.
Vyaggapajja Sutta And Sigalovada Sutta – Management And Protect Our Wealth
This is a lesson where we explore concepts of management and wealth protection as explain in Buddha Dhamma. You will learn four key points which are conducive to a layman’s balanced life-hood, and know how to explain reasons for loss of wealth according to Vyaggapajja Sutta and Sigalovada Sutta.
Stanzas In Dhammapada (I-1/2)
Each verse in the Dhammapada was originally spoken by Buddha in response to a particular situation. You find this collection in Khuddaka Nikaya of Sutta Pitaka. Despite being short, these small verses contains wealth of knowledge and enough information for an intelligent being to reach all the way to Nibbana. This lesson is an introduction to this gold mine of knowledge. We will learn first two verses.
Stanzas In Dhammapada (I-3/4)
Each verse in the Dhammapada was originally spoken by Buddha in response to a particular situation. You find this collection in Khuddaka Nikaya of Sutta Pitaka. Despite being short, these small verses contains wealth of knowledge and enough information for an intelligent being to reach all the way to Nibbana. This lesson is an introduction to this gold mine of knowledge. We will learn third and forth verses today.
Eight Precepts And Revision Of Five Precepts
Have you ever tried pronouncing precepts correctly? Do you want to know why you recite them? In this lesson we are going to do all these together. You will learn meaning of Eight precepts and ethical values behind them.
Veludvara Sutta – Learning About Meritorious Deeds
Buddha has advised on Ten Meritorious Deeds at many times. Any capable person can shape up their lay life and put the foundation for a fruitful spiritual life by following these advises. In this lesson we are going to learn on Ten Meritorious Deeds with Veludvareyya Sutta.
Good Buddhist Practices At Home And In The Society
Living in a socialized culture we all have to develop a good character and behaviors. What are the good practices helps us doing that? Our goal in this lesson is to find some guiding framework according to teachings of Buddha.
Buddha’s Journey To Sri Lanka
Buddha has visited Lanka Pura (Sri Lanka) several times during his life time. Mahiangana/Nagadeepa/Kelaniya and collectively know as Solosmastana are some of the places we going to cover. This lesson is about finding places, names, locations, and purpose of these visits.
Famous Places In Sri Lanka And India
King Asoka has built and renovated several important Buddhist monuments in Nothern India. There are many religiously important places in Sri Lanka. We are going to name few such places and dig a little deeper to the history, importance and preserving of these places for future generations.
Last Days Of Buddha
After 45 years of preaching Buddha Dhamma it was the time that Buddha decided to attain Parinibbana. We will have a closer look in to this well documented last journey of Buddha in angles of Mara’s appeal, Buddha’s deadly sickness, places he visit during this last journey and difficulties he has to face.
If you haven’t heard of five hindrances so far, now it is the time to learn more and find out about this infamous five that keeps you achieving goals toward nibbana. We are going to explore five hindrances in the meditation perspective.
Meditation – Lesson 1
In this lesson lets try to find answers to many introductory questions for the subject of Meditation and explore bit further down the lines of two major faculties of meditation practices – Samatha and Vipassana.
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, Noble Eight Fold Path – Part 1
In this lesson we are going to analyze how Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold path are interrelated. Lets refresh our memories of these valuable concepts and discuss what Buddhists achieve through following these.
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, Noble Eight Fold Path – Part 2
We are going continue our discussion on Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold paths. In this lesson you are to learn how to draw and map these two concepts visually. We are going to discuss how these two concepts helps for good social life and ultimately attain to Nibbana.
For last 25 lessons we have covered a lot of subject matter and learn a wealth from Buddha Dhamma, cultural, historical and social background from Buddhas days. We discussed how we can use that knowledge in our lay lives and in spiritual journey. Now its time to revise what we have learn. We will discuss some mock exam questions to help you out with final exam. You have faced, will face and get through many exams in your life. What makes this a different exam is, only if you keep at least some of the lessons your learn to end your Sansaric Journey by attaining Nibbana. That would be the only take away from this course.
Project 1 – Who is Buddha?
In this project we are going to identify who is Buddha and his task in the world by looking at important incidents happened through out his life journey as a Buddha for 45 years. Our project goes hand in hand with our lessons and help you to grasp ideas at your own phase.
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