Sunday 8 October 2023 | 8:30pm – 9:30pm | ZOOM
We joyfully invite you to join us this Sunday (8 October 2023), for a Dhamma teaching by 𝗩𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗿 𝗗𝗲𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗮 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗼 on the topic of 𝗗𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗸𝗸𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗦𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗮 (𝗦𝗡 𝟱𝟲.𝟭𝟭). Bhante will explain and analyse the first discourse preached by the Buddha to his 5 ascetics friends.
𝗩𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗿 𝗗𝗲𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗮 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗼 is a scholar and writer who teaches at Bath Spa University. In 2000, he held the Numata Professorship in Buddhist Studies at McGill University. He writes both in Sinhala and English. Ven. Prof. Mahinda is the author of Popularizing Buddhism: Preaching as Performance in Sri Lanka (State University of New York Press, 2006), the editor of Dharma to the UK: A Centennial Celebration of Buddhist Legacy (World Buddhist Foundation, 2008), Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka (Routledge, 2006), and the co-editor of Pali Buddhism (Curzon, 1996).
He attended the University of Peradeniya and obtained a B.A. Honours degree in Buddhist Studies. He studied Comparative Religion at Harvard University where he obtained a Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree. He obtained a Ph.D. in History of Religions from the University of Chicago.Ven. Prof. Mahinda serves in the Steering Committee of the Buddhism Section of the American Academy of Religion and of the managing committee of the Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions. He is the editor-in-chief of Buddhist-Christian Studies.
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