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A Brief Hiatus (Again)

Sigh. It’s time for another break already;I’m going out of town until May 5th.

Just like before, Internet access where I am going is going to be difficult. The daily emails will stop temporarily and so with the podcast. It can’t be avoided, but rest assured, this will most likely be the last extended break for the . . . → Read More: A Brief Hiatus (Again)

Podcast Episode 6: The Eightfold Path

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Podcast Episode 6: The Eightfold Path

And welcome back to the Daily Buddhism. I’m Brian, your host, and today I’m going to introduce you to Buddha’s eightfold path.

But first, I need to discuss some podcast business.

First, I want to welcome all the new subscribers from iTunes. It . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 6: The Eightfold Path

The Eightfold Path Step 8: Right Concentration

The Eightfold Path Step 8: Right Concentration

Right concentration together with right mindfulness, is concerned broadly with the practice of Buddhist meditation.

According to the Pali canon, one of the classic Buddhist scriptures, right concentration is dependent on the development of all the preceding steps upon the eightfold path:

The Blessed One said: ‘Now what, . . . → Read More: The Eightfold Path Step 8: Right Concentration

The Eightfold Path Step 7: Right Mindfulness

The Eightfold Path Step 7: Right Mindfulness

Right mindfulness, also translated as ‚ÄúRight Memory,‚Äù together with concentration, is concerned broadly with the practice of meditation. Roughly speaking, ‚Äúmindfulness‚Äù refers to the practice of keeping the mind alert to phenomena, both internal and external as they are affecting the body and mind. It concerns seeing yourself . . . → Read More: The Eightfold Path Step 7: Right Mindfulness

The Eightfold Path Step 6: Right Effort

The Eightfold Path Step 6: Right Effort

Right effort, also known as “right endeavoring”, concerns the Buddhist practitioner’s continuous effort to keep his or her mind free of thoughts that might impair his or her ability to realize or put into practice the other elements of the Noble Eightfold Path.

I have mentioned in the past, that a . . . → Read More: The Eightfold Path Step 6: Right Effort