11/1/2015 – Stream Entry (1)

Michael guided our reflections today with a talk on Stream Entry, the first definitive stage of Awakening, after which there is really no turning back.

A variety of canonical readings on Stream Entry can be found at


The story of Siddhartha’s bowl floating upstream can be found in

The Buddhacarita  or  Acts of the Buddha, Asvaghosa,

available on line at


and in

The Hungry Tigress, Buddhist Legends and Jataka Tales, Rafe Martin, (Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1990)