Cula-suññata Sutta – In English

Cula-suññata Sutta conducted in England

The Residential Retreat was conducted at Emmaus Retreat Center, Wickham.

The Residential Retreat was conducted at Emmaus Retreat Center, Wickham.

Cula-suññata Sutta was the Sutta topic used by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero at the 12 days residential retreat conducted in England. The retreat was conducted from 25th June to 06th July 2016.

Cula-suññata Sutta is from Majjhima Nikaya, Upari Pannasaka, Suññata Vagga of Tripitaka. The Sutta shows in gradual stages, how the “abiding in emptiness” (suññata vihara) refers to the fruition attainment of emptiness (suññata, phala, samāpatthi).

The Sutta opens with Ven. Ananda’s recalling the Buddha’s own “abiding in emptiness” (suññata vihara) and he questions the Buddha about it. The Buddha goes on to elaborate the “truly real, undistorted, utterly pure descent into emptiness”.

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  1. 01 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 01-English_26-06-2016
  2. 02 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 01_26-06-2016
  3. 03 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 02-English_27-06-2016
  4. 04 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 02_27-06-2016
  5. 05 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 03-English_28-06-2016
  6. 06 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 03_28-06-2016
  7. 07 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 04-English_29-06-2016
  8. 08 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 04_29-06-2016
  9. 09 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 05-English_30-06-2016
  10. 10 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 05_30-06-2016
  11. 11 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 06-English_01-07-2016
  12. 12 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 06_01-07-2016
  13. 13 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 07-English_02-07-2016
  14. 14 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 07_02-07-2016
  15. 15 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 08-English_03-07-2016
  16. 16 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 08_03-07-2016
  17. 17 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 09-English_04-07-2016
  18. 18 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 09_04-07-2016
  19. 19 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 10-English_05-07-2016
  20. 20 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 10_05-07-2016
  21. 21 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 11-English_06-07-2016
  22. 22 Cula-suññata Sutta_Dhamma Talk 11_06-07-2016
  23. 23 Cula-suññata Sutta_Q & A 12-English_07-07-2016

Please click here to reach the other Dhamma Talk series in English by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero.


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