*Bhikkhu Bodhi * Teaching Retreat*
*Friday and Saturday, June 6-7, 2014*
Mid-America Buddhist Association (MABA Monastery)
Augusta, Missouri (just outside St. Louis) http://www.maba-usa.org/ *
This is an advanced notice regarding this rare opportunity to study with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi in his return visit to the Midwest. Space is limited. Registration will be available soon at http://www.maba-usa.org/EventsAndNews.html . Recommended donation - $60 for per person for commuters; $85 includes 2 overnights
(All donations are voluntary and designated to defer the cost of food and upkeep of the facilities. No one is turned away for financial reasons. Additional donations for the teachings are gratefully accepted.)
Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1944, he obtained a BA in philosophy from Brooklyn College (1966) and a PhD in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School(1972). Drawn to Buddhism in his early 20s, after completing his university studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice ordination in 1972 and full ordination in 1973, both under the late Ven. Ananda Maitreya, the leading Sri Lankan scholar-monk of recent times. He was appointed editor of the Buddhist Publication Society (in Sri Lanka) in 1984 and its president in 1988.
Ven. Bodhi has many important publications to his credit, either as author, translator, or editor, including :
- A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (co-translated with Ven. Bhikkhu Nanamoli,
- The Connected Discourses of the Buddha — a New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya,
- and In the Buddha’s Words.