Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi hosts discussion at DRBU

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York City who ordained as a monk in Sri Lanka in 1973. He has translated, edited and authored many publications from the Theravada Buddhist tradition. His book In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon is read and studied in both the B.A. and M.A. programs at DRBU. DRBU Co-Curricular Events and Spiritual Life Offices invited Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi to host an informal discussion with the DRBU community on March 7, 2017.

Questions and topics discussed include:

  • Developing a “Buddhist conscience” in application to the many challenges that are facing humanity today
  • How can we live in community in harmony?
  • How do we find a balance between inner cultivation and external action in the world?
  • What are some trends that are happening in American Buddhism?
  • What is nibbana?
  • How did you decide to ordain as a monk in Sri Lanka?
  • What was your process in compiling In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon?

The audio of the discussion can be downloaded here.