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 20, 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 eTalks 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 the weekly Thursday evening 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 :

05 December 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
05 December 2022 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
06 December 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
06 December 2022 - 19:00 : MPC Book Club
07 December 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
07 December 2022 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi soir
08 December 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
08 December 2022 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
09 December 2022 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
10 December 2022 - 8:00 : JPC - Les Trois Portes de libération
Just as vegetation is sensible to sunlight, mental formations are sensitive to mindfulness. Mindfulness is the energy that can embrace and transform all mental formations. Mindfulness helps us leave behind "upside-down perceptions" and wakes us up to what is happening.
- Thich Nhat Hanh