The purpose of studying the suttas is to learn the original texts that come from the times of the Buddha. The Buddha recounted meaningful stories to the lay followers to make their understanding of Dhamma easier, and to inspire them to practice thoroughly. The stories from the time of the Buddha are eye-opening. Reading 2500 years old discourses not only is intriguing, but it also provides us with clear and detailed instructions for our practice.
Sutta study class is regularly held every two weeks on Saturdays, and it is open to everyone – both advanced practitioners and beginners are welcome to join.
The gatherings take place in a relaxed informal manner and all questions are welcome. Discussions on how we lead our lives, what kind of role the Dhamma plays in our lives, and how to meditate properly, are often very absorbing, deep and sometimes also funny. Usually, after reading the sutta together, venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi gives a Dhamma talk, after which follows a discussion on the sutta of the day we read about.