I’ve been a bit slow in blogging recently, for which I have various excuses. Not many ideas I wanted to write about. Also I’ve been working on my long-term project, a book called White Bones, Red Rot, Black Snakes. I might publish some excerpts from that here if any strike me as being suitable.
And we’re into our study period here at Santi! This is an idea we started last year. Just as we have the three months vassa for a meditation retreat, we have a three month study period. During this time we have classes on most days. Our program this year is:
Monday: Pali; Vinaya (working from the Uposathakkhandhaka to begin)
Tuesday: Suttas (We’re doing a detailed study of the Samaññaphala Sutta, which should take the whole three months)
Wednesday: Dhamma/meditation talk
Thursday: Buddhist history (Last year we went from the origins of history up to the Abhidhamma. This year we’re looking at the post-canonical Buddhist developments, starting with the Milindapañha)
Sunday: TED video and discussion (last week we looked at a presentation on the psychology of decision making)
Anyway, this is just to let you know what’s been going on.
Meanwhile, how about another open question post. What’s been on your mind?