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Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta with Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Maha-Mangala Sutta, The Great Discourse on Blessings, is a short discourse included in the Sutta-nipata. The sutta sketches a path through life that yields abundant blessings, traditionally numbered at 38. The path begins with the most elementary step of good friendship, passes through the living of a wholesome householder life, the development of inner virtues, and the pursuit of spiritual cultivation. It culminates in the highest liberation. In this retreat we will examine each of the thirty-eight blessings, illuminating the root text with references to other relevant passages from the Buddha’s discourses.
2017-04-07 (3 days) New York Insight Meditation Center

  
2017-04-07 Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta Friday Evening 1:24:37
  Bhikkhu Bodhi
2017-04-08 Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta Saturday Morning 57:19
  Bhikkhu Bodhi
2017-04-08 Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta Saturday Afternoon part 1 64:10
  Bhikkhu Bodhi
2017-04-08 Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta Saturday Afternoon part 2 1:27:58
  Bhikkhu Bodhi
2017-04-09 Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta Sunday Morning 63:26
  Bhikkhu Bodhi
2017-04-09 Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta Sunday Afternoon part 1 1:12:22
  Bhikkhu Bodhi
2017-04-09 Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta Sunday Afternoon part 2 1:40:32
  Bhikkhu Bodhi
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