Sutta Study (English/Pali) with Visu Teoh
8 - 9.30pm
This is an opportunity to plumb the depths of the Buddha’s teachings from its very source - the discourses or suttas that he gave to his disciples during his lifetime. Listen directly to these teachings in the Buddha’s original language, Pali, translated into English, to be learned, explored and discussed together.
We will be looking into the thought-world of the Buddha - how he views the world; the question of rebirth and suffering; the law of kamma (action and results); Nibbāna - the ultimate goal of the spiritual life; the concept of non-self (anatta); how we can apply the teachings in our everyday life and make it work for us, etc., etc. There is so much to study and explore. Come, join us on this exciting journey!
We are delighted to have Visu Teoh, who many of you will know from his years of involvement with HKIMS, lead us in this group. Visu will take us by the hand through the suttas and give time for questions and discussion. Visu’s enthusiasm for and dedication to the teachings will certainly inspire and inform our practice!
If you are interested, please review more details about the group here.
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking the button below.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
As part of the tradition of practicing generosity of dana, we encourage you to donate to Visu in supporting the sharing of the Dhamma, as well as showing our appreciation for the teachings. Details on how to do so can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any pre-requisites to join the class?
If you’re interested in learning the Buddha’s teachings and immersing in the Dhamma, then you’re welcome to join. No prior sutta study or Pali knowledge is required.
What if I am not able to join regularly? Can I just drop in?
Please join when you are able. It is our hope that we will have a consistent core group but will also welcome others who may not be able to commit as regularly.
Guidelines For Online Zoom Meetings
We offer these sessions to provide a space for experienced meditators and beginners to support one another through active participation and sharing. In order to facilitate this, we ask all attendees to adhere to the following guidelines:-
Attend 10mins before the session starts, especially if you are new to the group and / or a beginner - this enables the facilitators to give some orientation and introduction before the session commences
Enable your device camera - this is particularly important if you are relatively new to the group so that we can support and get to know one another better
Update your screen name, so that people know how to refer to you
Attend from an environment that is as peaceful and quiet as possible - this is beneficial both to your practice and experience of the session, as it is for other participants
To help enable an open and safe practice environment for all, the host will ensure: Recording functions within the Zoom platform are disabled for all participants.