Study and Practice Opportunities with Ven. Dhammadinna

A monastic teacher who I deeply admire and see as my own informal guide, Ven. Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā, has a busy teaching schedule over the remainder of 2022 and the year of 2023. The good news is that several of her classes are open to the public and only require registration. This, on top of an upcoming retreat next year that is given free of charge, mean that these are wonderful opportunities to learn the Dharma from a special teacher who offers a disciplined yet warm teaching style.

– 2022 –

Experience and Stages of Awakening in Early Buddhism

Three freely offered sessions with Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā, hosted by the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies. In this mini-series in three sessions Ven. Dhammadinnā looks at the map of the four stages of awakening (stream-entry, once-return, non-return and arahantship) recognized in early Buddhism. They are explored through the prism of early Buddhist meditation theory and practice and contextualized in light of the experiential, existential and transformative dimensions of the early Buddhist path to freedom. Different conceptualizations of the path and fruits of awakening arisen in later Buddhist tradition will also be explored in light of the interplay between theory and practice.

Date: 8, 15, and 22 October (Saturdays) 2022
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am UTC
More info here

Estudio, teoría y practica de la meditación budista temprana (Study, theory and practice of early Buddhist meditation)

This is an event hosted by the Fundació Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona). In this conference, which will include ample space for conversation with the participants, Ven. Dhammadinnā will examine the study and practice of early Buddhism and early Buddhist meditation. First, she will offer a basic textual-historical and doctrinal overview of what is meant by “early Buddhism” (rather than, for example, Theravāda, Sarvāstivāda, etc.), and then she will present the distinctive aspects of Buddhism and early Buddhist meditation. These will be framed in relation to the changing aspects of theory and practice in later Buddhist traditions. The contextualization that Ven. Dhammadinnā will offer is based on academic research in early Buddhist studies; at the same time, the relevance and focus of this event will be practice-oriented, based on her own dedication to practicing these early Buddhist teachings.

Date: 14 October 2022
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Language: English and Spanish
More info here

– 2023 –

Online satipaṭṭhāna retreat for Chinese speakers

This free retreat consists of teachings by senior scholar-monastic Bhikkhu Anālayo, and will be conducted by Ven. Dhammadinnā. It is organised by the Āgama Research Group. Applications will be open later this year. Please note that the satipaṭṭhāna courses/retreats are prerequisites to attend future retreats on mindfulness of breathing, brahmavihāra and emptiness with Bhikkhu Anālayo.

Date: 27 May – 3 June 2023 
Language: English with Chinese translation
More info here

Online satipaṭṭhāna retreat for for Dutch and Flemish (Vlaams) speakers

This free retreat will be taught by Bhikkhu Anālayo, who will be assisted by Ven. Dhammadinnā Helena Pauptit. It is hosted by 30NOW in The Netherlands in cooperation with the Āgama Research Group. Applications will be open later this year. 

Date: 30 September – 7 October 2023
Language: English with Dutch translation
More info here

Support Our Dharma Work