Thank you Bhante for linking my thread.
I’ve been successfully hosting a sutta reading group for the past few months. We usually have at least four people but sometimes have as many as eight or nine. Would love to have you join if you are available
I’ll message you details
By way of clarification, the group makes use of Dharma Contemplation. Like Insight Dialog, Dharma Contemplation was developed by Gregory Kramer.
The purpose of the Dharma Contemplation approach is to ground the participants on how the text impacts on them - how it makes them feel. Subsequent discussion is informed by this, and orients the discussion more towards the meaning that the participants find in the text, rather than a dissection of technical details.
There is, of course, a place for both a Contemplation approach and a more technical approach. During covid, I led a local Zoom group that worked though Bhikkhu Bodhi’s book In the Buddha’s Words, and that was very rewarding. At about the same time I found the ISangha group, which was an excellent complement.
If you’re interested, I’m part of an online English speaking group which studies suttas every Sunday.
It’s an amazing opportunity to read suttas to better understand them and to exchange on matters regarding the path.
I can send you more infos if you want !
Wonderful! Do you have Facebook ? If you do you can send me a private message with your name so I can add you onto the group ! Otherwise if you don’t I can give your email to the person taking care of the group.
So as I said it’s usually on Sundays at 6pm European time if that works for you.