Sati Center for Buddhist Studies Daylong Introduction to Pali with Sean Kerr June 19, 2012Posted by ebmc in Classes, Community EVENTS, Dharma, General Resources.
Sati Center for Buddhist Studies Daylong
Introduction to Pali with Sean Kerr
When: July 28, 2012, 9am to 5pm
Where: Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St., Redwood City, CA
A one-day introduction to the richness and precision of the Pāli language and its potential for complementing and enriching one’s meditative practice and deepening one’s relationship to the Buddha’s teachings. While the dhamma in its 84,000 parts lies in the heart and not on any printed page, the Pāli language has been and remains a potent vehicle for those who would make use of it: its texts are not only the closest approximations to the Buddha’s teachings in their original formulations, but also the concrete vestiges of those who have most thoroughly realized those teachings within their own body, speech, and mind. The workshop will incorporate both scholarly and experiential approaches as we learn, recite, and imbibe the Buddha’s teachings in their original wording and attempt together to evoke their living meaning.
Sean Kerr is a Ph.D. student and candidate in the Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California at Berkeley.
Please bring your own lunch.
This Class Is Offered On A Donation Basis ~ Pre-Registration Not Required.
Questions? Contact the Sati Center: 650-223-0311 or see http://www.sati.org/