Posala Sutta at Toronto Maha Viharaya

Toronto Maha Viharaya

Posala Sutta was conducted at Toronto Maha Viharaya, Toronto, Canada. Photograph by Senanayake Bandara via Google Photo

Posala Sutta at Toronto Maha Viharaya was conducted by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero, from 26 May to 1st June 2015.

The sutta is short and yet a deep one is about a discussion between the Lord Buddha and Posala. The question is about higher Jhanas and it is not easy to conduct a series of Dhamma talks explaining the Buddha’s answer. Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero explains the question and the answer from various angles and it is an invaluable gift to the practitioners of meditation at higher levels.

Kindly note that we have provided the Q&A in English separately for the benefit of English listeners. Please click here to reach that web page.

The Sutta is from page 342, Sutta Nipatha, Parayana Vagga, Khuddhaka Nipatha of Tripitaka. Please click here to download the PDF of the Sutta from Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka.

To listen directly: Please left click on the link to listen directly. Once the link is clicked, you will be directed to a separate page containing the talk. Usually the file starts to play in that window. If it doesn’t you could highlight the browser window and click ‘reload this page’. It will start to play.

To download: You could download the file by right clicking on the link and then selecting “save as” from the drop down menu.

  1. 01 Posala Sutta – QandA 01_26-05-2015
  2. 02 Posala Sutta – Dhamma Talk 01_26-05-2015
  3. 03 Posala Sutta – QandA 02_27-05-2015
  4. 04 Posala Sutta – Dhamma Talk 02_27-05-2015
  5. 05 Posala Sutta – QandA 03_28-05-2015
  6. 06 Posala Sutta – Dhamma Talk 03_28-05-2015
  7. 07 Posala Sutta – QandA 04_29-05-2015
  8. 08 Posala Sutta – Dhamma Talk 04_29-05-2015
  9. 09 Posala Sutta – QandA 05_30-05-2015
  10. 10 Posala Sutta – Dhamma Talk 05_30-05-2015
  11. 11 Posala Sutta – QandA 06_31-05-2015
  12. 12 Posala Sutta – Dhamma Talk 06_31-05-2015
  13. 13 Posala Sutta – QandA 07_01-06-2015
  14. 14 Public Dhamma Talk_30-05-2015

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


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