E-Talks - 2022-2023

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Sangha Core Sutra Study Program
Satipatthana Sûtra (Discourse on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness)

Once a month,
Thursays, 19:00 - 20:30 pm - Montreal time - Opening at 18:45

Date Topic
September 15, 2022 Dwelling in the Here and Now
October 20, 2022 Embracing Our Body
November 17, 2022 Embracing Our Feelings
December 15, 2022 Cultivating Joy
January 19, 2023 Transformation at the Base
February 16, 2023 Learning True Love
March 16, 2023 Practicing the Three Dharma Seals
April 13, 2023 Transforming Our Suffering,
Throwing Away Our Wrong Perceptions
May 18, 2023 Happiness Is Not An Individual Matter
June 15, 2023 Sowing Seeds of Peace

Typical schedule of the evening :

6:45 – 7:00 Welcoming time (informal)
7:00 – 7:20 Guided meditation / Silent
7:20 – 7:30 introduction of the topic and speakers
7:30 – 7:45 Dharma Reflection 1
7:45 – 8:00 Dharma Reflection 2
8:00 – 8:25 Dharma sharing
8:25 – 8:30 Closure

The Sangha Core Sutra Study Program (SCSSP)

Ten years ago, Dharmacharya Chan Huy and several other pioneers developed the e-Talks as a means to support our sanghas in more deeply understanding Thay’s teachings. Over the years, the formats have changed, and they will certainly continue to evolve.

If you want to receive the invitation to these events, which contain links to pre-readers, to prepare for the next session, and links to recordings of past ones, please ask the facilitators of your Sangha meditation sessions. Each monthly e-Talks practice session is open to anyone who would like to join; there is no requirement to have attended prior sessions.

We are studying :

  1. the Ānāpānasati Sûtra (Full Awareness of Breathing) this year, and in the next three years progressing through other sutras, including
  2. the Satipatthana Sûtra (The Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness) (Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh in Transformation and Healing),
  3. the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra (Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh in The Diamond that Cuts through Illusion), and
  4. The Lotus Sutra - Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra, 'Sūtra on the White Lotus of the True Dharma (Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh in Opening the Heart of the Cosmos).

The Four-Years Sangha Core Sutra Study Program (formerly known as eTalks) is based on the sutras that Thay felt were the core, foundational teachings of the Buddha, the teachings in which he wanted his students to be deeply grounded in both understanding and practice. This progression of study was used for our monastic brothers and sisters in Plum Village, and also reflects the teachings that Thay transmitted to his lay students and followers during the many retreats he offered over the years. 

Do not miss :

28 March 2023 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
28 March 2023 - 19:00 : MPC Book Club
29 March 2023 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
29 March 2023 - 14:00 : Groupe de méditation Ste-Mary-IPCAM
29 March 2023 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi soir
30 March 2023 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
31 March 2023 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
02 April 2023 - 8:00 : Méditation du dimanche matin
03 April 2023 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
03 April 2023 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
Sitting and watching our breath is a wonderful practice, but it is not enough. For transformation to take part, we have to practice mindfulness all day long, not just on our meditation cushion.
- Thich Nhat Hanh