Lectures by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Sunday, March 4 and 25 (two lectures)
7:30-9:00 pm
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Buddha Hall
4951 Bodhi Way, Ukiah, CA 95482
Free and open to the pubic
 
March 4
"Planting Wholesome Roots." 
 
The Buddha emphasized not only the practice of intensive meditation but also the cultivation of wholesome qualities in all their rich variety. Just as a tree is held in the ground by its roots and grows toward the sky, so these wholesome qualities firmly ground the mind and allow it to grow toward the sky of liberation. In this talk Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi will explain the "ten ways of planting wholesome roots" based on the Pali Buddhist tradition. 

 

March 25
"Practical Dependent Origination"
 
Dependent origination (paicca-samuppāda) is often said to be the central pillar of the Buddha's teaching and the key to liberation. In this talk, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi will give a concise overview of this core Buddhist principle and relate it to Buddhist practice, particularly to satipaṭṭhāna, the four foundations of mindfulness.  

 

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk who has devoted a lifetime to study, practice, and service. After completing his PhD in philosophy, he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice ordination in 1972 and bhikkhu ordination in 1973, both under the eminent scholar-monk Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya. Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi has many important publications to his credit, either as author, translator, or editor.