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Eight-Fold Path of Awakening
2015-10-15 Eight-Fold Path of Awakening 4:00:00
with Angie Boissevain, Chris Clifford, Dawn Neal, Lisa Dale Miller, Shaila Catherine
This series explores the Noble Eight-fold Path as a liberating practice. The Eight-fold Path is among the most practical and powerful core teachings of the Buddha. If offers practitioners a comprehensive approach for training the mind in the context of meditation, action, relationship, and life.
2015-10-15 Right Speech 44:21
Chris Clifford
This is the first talk in a speaker series titled Eight-Fold Path of Awakening. Right Speech belongs to the ethical aspect of the Noble Eightfold Path. It includes abstaining from lying, devisive speech, harsh speech, and idle chatter. Can we stay mindful when we speak? What is our intention when we speak?
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2015-11-05 Right View 54:50
Lisa Dale Miller
Lisa Dale Miller gave this is the second talk in the speaker series titled “Eight-Fold Path of Awakening.” The first path factor of the Buddha’s Eightfold Noble Path is right view, also known as wise understanding. Though right view is the first of the Eightfold path factors, it represents the fruition of the succeeding seven path factors. Right view and right intention (the second path factor) together produce a supreme training in wisdom designed to awaken the faculty of penetrative understanding. The Buddha defined right view as understanding dukkha, the inherent unsatisfactoriness of all experience, its origin, cessation, and the path leading to its cessation. He also defined right view as wisely comprehending Dependent Origination—the Buddha's topology of mind and the cognitive-affective perceptual mechanisms that cause us to misapprehend self and world as separate, autonomous and permanent. The Buddha taught that wrong view is the greatest source of unwholesome mind states and by extension, unwholesome decisions and behaviors. The fruition of right view is a heart-mind liberated from avidyā, the delusion of suffering.
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2015-11-12 Right Mindfulness 37:29
Dawn Neal
This talk by Dawn Neal is the third in a speaker series titled "Eight-Fold Path of Awakening." Mindfulness is an important component of the Eightfold Path and supports the development of the other Path factors. By practicing Right Mindfulness, we can become aware of any state of mind and soften habitual reactions such as blame and inner criticism.
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2015-11-19 Right Action 45:53
Angie Boissevain
This is the fourth talk in a speaker series titled "Eight-Fold Path of Awakening." Every moment, we are asking, "now, what do I do?" Right action is the guidance to that question. It is a list of the precepts: no killing, no stealing, no lying, no sexual misconduct, no taking of intoxicants to cloud the mind. It is asking us to live our lives with integrity and in harmony with others.
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2015-12-10 Right Concentration 57:25
Shaila Catherine
This talk by Shaila Catherine is the fifth in a speaker series titled "Eight-Fold Path of Awakening." The Buddha said that we should develop concentration, because one who is concentrated understands things as they really are. Concentration is the ground for wisdom to arise. When we concentrate the mind, we learn to steady and strengthen the mind. That concentrated mind has the capacity to see the nature of things more deeply and clearly, leading to liberating insight.
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