As we read the suttas, we are always trying to see the truth of the teachings in our own lives. When we finish our practice, we can do a quick reflection to help solidify this intention. Begin by making a quick summary in your head of the teaching you just read. It doesn’t have to … Read more
When we keep certain principles in mind as we read the suttas, we are sure to succeed on our path of practice and understanding.
When is the best time to do your sutta practice? It will probably be different for everyone, but here are some suggestions. You may want to first decide how much time you will need to spend each day. Schedule a regular time Try and find a time that will work every day or almost every … Read more
Non-repetition is the bane of scriptures; neglect is the bane of a home; slovenliness is the bane of personal appearance, and heedlessness is the bane of a guard. Dhp 241, translated by Achariya Buddharakhitta Coming to the end of your first book of suttas will likely give you a sense of accomplishment. In fact, you … Read more
The logistics of a sutta practice are fairly straightforward. Choose a text and read some of it every day. Below you will find more specific suggestions for the basic aspects of a sutta practice. Be sure to tie it all together with a written sutta reading plan. Step 1: Choose a Text The text you … Read more