From September 12, 2021, the series of lectures by Bhnate Dhammadīpa continues via the Zoom application. Lectures are held again every Sunday from 6:00 p.m.
How to sign up
If you want to participate in online lectures, fill out the form on the sasana.cz website. Please note that the lecture may be canceled for serious reasons, please check your email (we send a confirmation email before the lecture) or our website.
Topic of lectures
The planned series of lectures will be devoted to the analysis of the text A Short Treatise on the Methods of Dhyana (an English translation in progress can be downloaded here). The text is attributed to the prominent Buddhist scholar and translator Kumarajiva, who first studied the teachings of the so-called traditional Buddhist schools (pejoratively referred to as Hinayana), but later began to devote himself to Mahayana teachings. Kumarajiva’s text is devoted to the analysis of the practice of jhanas (dhyan in Sanskrit), meditative meditations, and is based on the teachings of the traditional school of sautrantika, but it is also an interpretation from the point of view of Mahayana Buddhism. This approach is similar to the teaching method of Bhante Dhammadīpa, who received his basic meditation training in Southern Buddhism, i.e. the Theravada tradition, which he now interprets from the perspective of Mahayana, i.e. Northern Buddhism.
In order to hold the lectures, we had to purchase software and hardware equipment, so please, if it is financially possible for you, you can support this project with a financial donation to account no. 229113660/0600 (recommended contribution of CZK 100 per lecture).
For payments in euros: IBAN CZ6120100000002201698977, BIC FIOBCZPPXXX, bank address Fio banka, a.s., V Celnici 1028/10, 117 21 Prague 1, account holder no. 2201698977/2010: Theravada Buddhism.