August 19, 2010

This Sunday: Practice

Hi friends,

This week we will continue the series I've been leading on the Noble Eightfold Path.  We will look at the last three path factors which make up the meditation component (or mental training, you could say).  These three are Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration.

As Eastern religions have come to the west, and in this case Buddhism specifically, the mental training component has been stressed, expanded upon, and in some cases become the only focus of practice. I will talk a little about what this means to us, and deal more with how these three aspects of the path relate to the rest of the path and to each other. Hopefully, this will provide some context for next week's topic which is approaching the entire path as practice.

I hope many of you will join us this Sunday and that you have a great Friday and weekend until then.

With Care,

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