Tuesday, January 13th

For next week we will begin to explore the teachings on The Law of Dependent Origination or the Twelve Links of Independent Co-Arising or…there are many names. It is a dense topic and there are many many writings about this topic as it a core teaching. Kathleen put together a set of links to material about this subject, this is an edited version of the email that she sent to the group.

Here is a Gil dharma talk, and this is a handout from Gil’s talk.

I liked these articles but they are surely not definitive.
Joseph Goldstein in Tricycle
Dependent Origination on about.com
The Twelve Links on about.com

And, there is an online version of Thich Nhat Hanh’s, The Heart of  the Buddha’s Teaching, which covers a lot of material including the Twelve Links.  You can find his analysis starting on page 121.

Please do your own research and find what speaks to you and share that with the group.  The best thing about group study is the variety of insights that members bring to the topic.

The schedule is:

6:00 – 6:30 sitting
6:30 – 7:15 discussion
7:15 – 7:30 sitting

The sitting takes place at BIBS – location in the sidebar.