The Buddha’s First Teaching
Julie Püttgen and Peg Meyer
Valley Insight Meditation Society
March 28th – June 13th, 2013


Course Materials

Course Schedule & Assignments

Dana: Some thoughts on an economy of gifts

Wheel of the Noble Truths



Week 2 Guided Meditation & Talk: The 2nd Noble Truth (Julie Püttgen)

Week 4 Talk: The 4th Noble Truth (Julie Püttgen)

Week 6 Talk: Right Intention (Julie Püttgen)

Week 8 Talk: Right Action (Julie Püttgen)

Week 10 Talk: Right Effort (Julie Püttgen)

Week 11 Talk: Right Mindfulness (Julie Püttgen)


Sutta Texts and Chanting

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta - The Buddha's First Teaching (text - Dhammayut chanting book version)

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta - The Buddha's First Teaching (text - Thanissaro Bhikku translation)

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (audio recording - Pali chanting at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery)

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (audio recording - English)

Anattalakkhana Sutta (Thanissaro Bhikku translation)

Magga Vibhanga Sutta (adapted Thanissaro Bhikku translation)

Paramitas Chant: Text & Audio

Mangala Sutta (adapted Thanissaro Bhikku translation)


Other Useful Resources

Refuges and Precepts (audio recording)

Refuges and Precepts (text from Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery chanting book)

Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery chanting book

Dhammayut Order Chanting Book

Dharma Seed (online library of talks by Buddhist teachers)

Access to Insight (website dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and useful information concerning the practice and study of Theravada Buddhism, including a vast array of primary texts/suttas)