Eightfold Noble Path–Right Intention

Topics Include: 1) Introduction to the Noble Eightfold Path. 2) The difference between right understanding and right thought. 3) The three forms of intention: working with craving and desire, working with ill will, and working with cruelty. 4) Understanding the great power of habit in the unfolding of our lives. Rupert Sheldrake and the power of morphic resonance. 5) How the power of our conditioned thoughts affect our actions. The logic of karma. 6) Distinguishing two kinds of thoughts. 7) Recognizing unwholesome patterns of thought. The difference between anger and ill will and greed. 8) How to overcome our addiction to pleasure. Understanding the meaning of renunciation as non-addiction. 9) The power of large and small addictions in our lives. 10) How to find balance or the middle way in our lives. 11) The ultimate message of the Dharma: how to be who we truly are.
September 19, 2020
47 min.

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