In the Buddha’s Words – sutta (sutra) study and discussion series

“Buddhism is not a religion but rather a science of mind”

                                                                                                                ——His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Dear all,

UQ Buds welcomes you to join us for the first sutra study of our semester 2, 2015 series. This semester, we develop a sutra study and discussion session for an exploration of the early discourse of the Buddha and we are aiming at deepening our understanding of mind. It will be led by Mr. John Kelly and will use Bhikkhu Bodhi’s book “In the Buddha’s Words” as the guideline of our study. The session will start from 4 August with 30 minutes meditation.  The schedule is below:

In the Buddha’s words Series 1: “The Human Condition”

Date: Tuesday, August 4

Time: 6:00pm-6:30pm arrival
6:30pm meditation (may include breathing/walking meditation and gentle exercises)
7:00pm-8:00pm sutra discussion and questions

Location: Therapies Annexe, 84A -304, University of Queensland

Please wear modest, comfortable clothing.

About John Kelly:

John Kelly has been a practicing Buddhist for over 30 years and has extensively studied the Pali language and the suttas of the Pali Canon. In 2011 John completed an MA in Buddhist Studies from the University of Sunderland and subsequently his dissertation for this course, “The Buddha’s Teachings to Lay People”, was published in the academic journal Buddhist Studies Review.  He also was principal assistant to Bhikkhu Bodhi in his recently published translation of the Anguttara Nikaya.

Here is the introduction of “In the Buddha’s Words” on

In The Buddha's Words…… In the Buddha’s Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha’s discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow.

In the Buddha’s Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha’s contributions to our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha’s teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.

Here is the link:

We hope to see you there!

with lovingkindness,
The UQ Buds Executive


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