SUTTA CLASSES

” What you are is what you have been.
What you’ll be is what you do now ” 

– Buddha –

What is Sutta?

Suttas are discourses attributed to Gautama Buddha, the enlightened teacher whose teachings form the foundation of Buddhism.

The Sutta Pitaka is the second of three sections of the Tipitaka or Pali Canon which is a collection of Buddhist texts on Theravada Buddhism. The other two sections are the Vinaya Pitaka and the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Discourses from the Sutta Pitaka deal with a variety of topics including moral rules, legends, monastic life, Buddhist principles such as dependent origination and much more. 

ABOUT

THE CONTENT

The Sutta Pitaka contains more than 10,000 suttas (discourses) delivered by Lord Buddha and his close disciples. You will learn these suttas including key Buddhist suttas such as the Sigalovada Sutta which discusses ethics and practices for lay followers, and the Karaniya Metta Sutta which was Lord Buddha’s words on loving kindness.

bMV Sutta Classes

Monday Night
Sutta Class

By: Bhante Dr. Chandima Thero

These evening classes offer an in-depth exploration of selected Suttas, providing a more intimate setting for discussion and reflection.

Sunday Sutta
Class

By: Brother Vong Choong Choy

Our Sunday Sutta Sessions provide a serene and contemplative space to delve into key Suttas, enabling you to absorb their transformative insights and apply them to your daily life. 

Meet the Instructors

Bhante Dr. G. Chandima Thero.

Bhante Dr. G. Chandima Thero.

Instructor
Bhante Dr. Gangodawila Chandima is the Associate Editor of the Journal of International Buddhist Studies (JIBS), which is published by the Buddhist Research Institute of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University in Thailand.

He was previously a research fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS), University of Victoria, Canada. Bhante Dr. Chandima was also the Theravada Buddhist Chaplain at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, from 2012 to 2016. Bhante currently hosts weekly online Pali Reading Class, Sutta discussions, dhamma talks, and a variety of other dhamma activities.
Brother Vong Choong Choy

Brother Vong Choong Choy

Instructor
Brother Vong Choong Choy has been involved in the educational field until his retirement in 1997. He served as a secondary school Principal for 17 years. After his retirement, he studied Buddhism at the Buddhist Maha Vihara, learning the Dhamma under the distinguished Buddhist scholar and meditation master, Venerable Dr. M. Punnaji from 2007 to 2018.

Brother Vong was the coordinator for Bhante Punnaji’s Sutta classes from 2008 to 2018. He conducts “Buddhism / Sutta Classes” on a fortnightly bases on Sunday mornings and is a regular speaker on Buddhism at the Buddhist Maha Vihara. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Council for the Buddhist Institute Sunday Dhamma School.