7 May 2022
21 May 2022
Two face to face sessions at the Buddhist Library
Enlightenment is not restricted to people with a certain background, class or caste, age or sex, nor wealth or colour of one’s skin. The Buddha was very clear from the beginning where Enlightenment is open for everyone
Is there an end to suffering?
How do we respond to suffering?
What are the skilful ways Buddha taught us to respond to suffering?
Join us in this two-sessions course with Bhante Sujato to walk the path to enlightenment.
If you are not able to join this event in person, recordings of the course will be available after the sessions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the recording links (but make sure you register first anyway).
Bhante Sujato is an Australian Theravada Buddhist monk ordained in Thailand in 1994. He played in a not-so-successful rock band called Martha’s Vineyard for many years before he joined an intensive Buddhist retreat in Thailand, which introduced him to the Buddha’s teachings.
Besides spending 3 years in the Bodhinyana monastery with Ajahn Brahm, he also spent several years in remote hermitages and caves in Thailand in Malaysia.
Bhante Sujato has taught the Dhamma and meditation to a varied audience in Australia and internationally such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, The USA, Germany, Norway, India, Hongkong, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and many others, and has spoken at several major international Buddhist conferences and events. He also helped to establish the Santi Forest Monastery in Bundanoon, where he was the abbot for many years.
Bhante Sujato has become well known for his articulate support for the fully ordained Bhikkhuni lineage. A special field of interest is the role of women in Buddhism and particularly the revival of the Bhikkhuni order within the Theravada tradition. As well as being a meditator and teacher, Bhante Sujato is a scholar of early Buddhism, with several books and essays of original and often groundbreaking research. He contributes to Buddhism in Australia through a wide variety of forums and organisations, including the Australian Sangha Association, Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils, Australia Partnership of Religious Organisations, Australian Association of Buddhist Councillors and Psychotherapists, Australian Association of Buddhist Studies, and Australian Religious Response to Climate Change.
Bhante Sujato is also the founder of SuttaCentral.net.
All Sessions by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course.