Dharma Study Session: Practicing on the Eightfold Path

  • 29 Jan 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom only
  • 9

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Practicing on the Noble Eightfold Path

"And what, bhikkhus, is that middle way awakened to by the Tathagata, which gives rise to vision, which leads to Nirvana? It is this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration. This, bhikkhus ... gives rise to vision, which gives rise to knowledge, which leads to peace, to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nirvana."

In this Dharma Sutta Session, we'll read and discuss the Buddha's teachings on the Eightfold Path leading to the cessation of stress and suffering. We'll examine each of the Eight parts of the path and discuss how we can practice with and cultivate them in our daily lives. We'll use suttas from the Pali canon as well as commentary from respected Buddhist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Joseph Goldstein.

This morning session will include ample time for questions and discussion as well as a 20-minute meditation session in the middle. A study guide containing sutta excerpts and other materials will be provided on the Dharma Study Session Home page the day before the class and will remain available for sometime after.

Logistics

Online: Zoom only. Click here to join. (Alternatively, go to https://zoom.us/, click the links to enter a meeting, and enter meeting ID 971-373-141 and password 879550.)

When: Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a a short break in the middle. The session will start promptly, so if you are unsure of your Zoom or internet connection, please try to connect a few minutes early.

About the Study Session Leader

Elizabeth A. Gibson has been a Buddhist practitioner since 2007, primarily in the Insight/Vipassana tradition. She is a technical writer and poet and has lived in Atlanta since 2009.

Questions? Please email Elizabeth Gibson.

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