Basic Abhidhamma I

Abhidhamma and Meditation
Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (15 ratings)
896 students
Basic Abhidhamma I
Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (15 ratings)
896 students
Abhidhamma with regards to day-to-day life and meditation

Requirements

  • There are no requirements or prerequisites except the wish to learn.
Description

This is the first module of the course on the Basic Theravada Abhidhamma. It is mainly dedicated to the explanation of Buddhist meditation with reference to Abhidhamma. We avoid complicated terms as much as possible and aim at presenting the material in a simple ordinary language. The videos are accompanied by English and Chinese captions (Russian coming soon) , moreover we provide quizzes and assessments, which facilitate the assimilation of the main information, in both (and soon in all three) languages. We find that understanding how Abhidhamma is related to meditation motivates the students in their Abhidhamma studies and make the learning more practical, therefore we start the course with this topic. 

By the end of this module a student should be able to understand in which ways Buddhist meditations are similar and different from other meditation systems, what kinds of different meditation techniques Theravada has to offer, where it leads to, and a general explanation of the ways of practice. We will take a closer look both at samatha and vipassana practices. This knowledge should help a student to examine a particular practice that he comes across, and decide himself whether it is a genuine Buddhist practice or a scam. We feel this is a very important skill for anyone who embarks on the meditation journey. And even just basic Abhidhamma knowledge is very helpful in achieving this goal.

We hope it will help you on your spiritual path and will  you closer to the end of suffering!

Please, do not hesitate to contact us with any suggestions and feedbacks.       

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in Buddhism and mediation
Course content
7 sections • 20 lectures • 1h 45m total length
  • Introduction
    05:36
  • Kalama Sutta《羯臘摩經》
    1 question
  • Introduction to meditation
    06:14
  • Introduction to meditation
    3 questions
  • 学佛的目的
    1 question
  • Origins of Abhidhamma
    05:02
  • 三藏与阿毗达摩
    7 questions
  • Tipiṭaka and Origins of Abhidhamma
    7 questions
  • Samatha and Vipassana
    04:08
  • 止禅和观禅
    2 questions
  • Concepts and Ultimate Reality
    07:16
  • 概念法和究竟谛
    3 questions
  • Objects of Samatha and Vipassana
    2 questions
  • 止禅和观禅的目标
    3 questions
  • Chinese
    2 questions
  • Stages of Samatha Meditation
    04:35
  • 止禅的发展阶段
    6 questions
  • Value of Samatha Meditation
    09:17
  • 止禅的利益
    8 questions
  • Loving Kindness 1
    09:38
  • Loving Kindness 2
    09:06
  • Loving Kindness
    6 questions
  • 慈心
    6 questions
  • Compassion
    06:58
  • Compassion
    3 questions
  • 悲心
    3 questions
  • Appreciative Joy
    04:26
  • Appreciative Joy
    5 questions
  • 喜心
    5 questions
  • Equanimity
    05:28
  • Equanimity
    2 questions
  • 舍心
    2 questions
  • 4 Divine Abodes
    11 questions
  • 四梵住Chinese
    11 questions
  • Recollection of the Qualities of Buddha
    03:33
  • 「佛随念」
    1 question
  • Recollection of Death
    03:26
  • 死随念
    1 question
  • 32 Bodily Parts
    04:01
  • 32身分
    1 question
  • Recollections and 32 Bodily Parts
    3 questions
  • Mind and Matter
    01:27
  • 名色
    2 questions
  • Dependent Origination
    03:26
  • 緣起
    2 questions
  • Arising and Ceasing
    01:49
  • 生灭智
    1 question
  • Attainment
    05:18
  • 证悟
    7 questions
  • Vipassanā
    8 questions
  • 观禅
    1 question
  • Conclusion
    04:36
  • Conclusion
    2 questions
  • 结 论
    3 questions

Instructor
An association for spreading Abhidhamma knowledge
Saddhamma Brūha
  • 3.7 Instructor Rating
  • 15 Reviews
  • 896 Students
  • 1 Course

Saddhamma Brūha Māmaka Association is a group of Dhamma enthusiasts who love Abhidhamma headed by ven. U Ñāṇavamsa. It runs 6 Abhidhamma schools in Mon State, Myanmar focusing on preparing interested students to sit government Abhidhamma exams. Sayadaw's teaching  style combines traditional Myanmar style with applied analytical thinking thus facilitating not just learning the facts, but also student's ability to apply them in practice.