The Eight-fold Path to Inner Strength

As we continue to navigate the unpredictable events of the COVID pandemic and global change, we need as many tools as possible to cope with our fear, sadness, frustration, stress, and anger.  The Buddha offered fundamental teachings on how we can work with suffering, whether it be small, big, temporary, or chronic.  He called it the Eightfold Path, which helps us overcome obstacles and brings a deep sense of satisfaction in our lives.  The Buddha taught that when we develop the proper vision, attitude, speech, action, livelihood, effort, awareness and concentration, it brings us a greater sense of strength and courage. Each week, we will focus on one of the eight topics, with discussions, practices, and meditations.

September 2 – Right Vision-helps counteract misconceptions about the nature of our reality

September 9 – Right Attitude-protects from harmful thoughts towards others

September 16 – Right Speech-counters harsh and untrue words

September 23 – Right Action-keeps us from harming others

September 30 – Right Livelihood-protects from poor choices such as unethical behavior

October 7 – Right Effort-redirects our energy towards positive results

October 14 – Right Awareness-dispels wrong views about our body, speech and mind

October 21 – Right Concentration-transforms our lack of clarity


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