E-Talks - 2023-2024

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Email invitations and links to readings and recordings are done through another system. If you want to get these, please ask your regular session's facilitators.

Sangha Core Sutra Study Program

Happiness : A practice - The Diamond Sutra

This monthly activity contributes to a North American group of sanghas which as the following mission.

Our mission
We are an online Sangha that meets monthly to explore the essential Buddhist teachings at the heart of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition. All are welcome for an evening of practice that includes meditation, Dharma reflections by Order of Interbeing members, and small group sharing. We aspire to create a supportive space for deepening our understanding of these core teachings and learning ways to apply them in everyday life.

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

Date Topic
September 21, 2023 Understanding the Buddha’s Teachings
October 19, 2023 Right View
November 16, 2023 The Five Skandas, the Twelve Nidanas
December 14, 2023 Paramitas: Generosity, Inclusivity
January 18, 2024 Precepts, Diligence, Concentration
February 15, 2024 Prajna Paramita
March 21, 2024 The Three Doors of Liberation
April 18, 2024 No Birth, No Death
May 16, 2024 Karma
June 20, 2024 How to Practice the Buddha's Teachings

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 Full Awareness of Breathing (Ānāpānasati Sûtra) - Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh in Breathe : you are alive.
  2. The Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sûtra) (Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh in Transformation and Healing).
  3. The Diamond Sutra (Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra) - Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh in The Diamond that Cuts through Illusion.
  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 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 :

15 July 2024 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
16 July 2024 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
17 July 2024 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
17 July 2024 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi soir
18 July 2024 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
18 July 2024 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
21 July 2024 - 8:00 : Méditation du dimanche matin
22 July 2024 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
23 July 2024 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
24 July 2024 - 7:30 : Méditation du matin
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