First, if you’d like a study partner please contact me via PM and I can also refer you to a discord group I’m a part of (Buddhist related, not mnemonic specific) I’m also on messenger for ease of contact. I’d love to be a part of the project.
If you’d like to “do” a lot as a fun initial project to get a good outline for the suttas, there’s a lot of fun mnemonic exercises to check out. These practices come solely from Memory Training and specifically the Memory Palace exercise, and with no direct connotation to Dhamma. I’ll give a few examples below:
Taking on each MN sutta: there are 152 suttas so you will need 152 images. You can make these as artificial or actual that you want depending on your initial time.
Example: Artificial: MN 1 Mulapariyaya - mula sounds like the name for money, and par is like pear, associate those 2 together, along with the number if you’d like to memorize in sequence.
Actual: mula=root, pariyaya = sequence so maybe imagine roots creating binary digits or sequence of numbers.
there’s multiple ways of doing this with number such as phonetic rhyme (1=sun, 2=shoe, 3=tree). Or by visual 1 looks like a stick, 2 looks like a swan, 3 looks like handcuffs, or you can use a more complex method called The Major System which translates each single digit number to a consonant of the alphabet and you create a set image of it.
At this point you will have your images indicating what the word sounds like and/or it’s “definition image” (binary roots), and the numbers image.
My visual is an expensive (mula) pear(pari) scented candle with 1s and 0s on it (sequence) and roots growing out the bottom.
After making a list of these odd and diverse images, the last step is to place them in a location that you can identify 152 stations. I like to use Bodhinyana Monastery and Jhana Grove. Also this helps with the topic you’re memorizing and is associated with a Buddhist place which is succinct. If you’ve only visited the location a few times, remember google images may refresh your memory of rooms and such.
There’s a bit more to know on this topic, but theartofmemory.com is a good place to check it out, or also the book Moonwalking With Einstein is a good intro which your local library should have.
I can go on and on if you have any further questions on specifics to mnemonic techniques.