Buddha-Basics (Part III) — Eightfold Path

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39211

    Buddha-Basics (Part III) — Eightfold Path

    As the medicine for our self’s dissatisfied, anxious, disappointed, searching, frustrated suffering dis-ease (Dukkha), the “Fourth Noble Truth”‘ prescribes “The Noble Eightfold Path.”

    Although the path is numbered sequentially, it is generally not seen as as series of steps, but instead (in modern terms) a “holistic lifestyle” which is to be developed more or less simultaneously, all linked together and each helping the cultivation of the others and, in turn, helped by the others. For that reason, it is represented as the eight spokes of the Dharma Wheel, each supporting the entirety.

    In the Zen schools, Zazen is valued as key, nurturing all of the path … yet all the spokes, in turn, nurture Zazen.

    The eight elements are typically divided into three groups… and we’ll talk about each of these elements over the coming days.

    Wisdom (Sanskrit: prajña)
    1. Right View
    2. Right Intention

    Ethical Conduct (Sanskrit: sila)
    3. Right Speech
    4. Right Action
    5. Right Livelihood

    Mental Discipline (Sanskrit: samadhi)
    6. Right Effort
    7. Right Mindfulness
    8. Right Concentration
    CLICK HERE for today’s Sit-A-Long video.
    Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.
    Last edited by Bion; 05-14-2024, 07:23 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Joryu
    Member
    • Jan 2014
    • 106

    #2

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    • Ivan
      Member
      • Apr 2014
      • 7

      #3
      Hi, Jundo. this video does not work, you may need to re-upload it.
      Beautiful series of teachings, simple and right to the point, thank you!

      Gassho

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      • Thomas
        Member
        • May 2014
        • 4

        #4
        Easy to follow indeed

        Yes indeed, very easy to follow, and they are worth going over more than one time, since they are the foundations of our practice.

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        • Shugen
          Treeleaf Unsui
          • Nov 2007
          • 4535

          #5
          Gassho,

          Shugen

          #sattoday


          Shugen
          明道 修眼
          Meido Shugen
          明道 修眼

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          • Byokan
            Treeleaf Unsui
            • Apr 2014
            • 4279

            #6


            Gassho
            Lisa
            sat today
            展道 渺寛 Tendō Byōkan
            Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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            • Dave d
              Member
              • Jan 2015
              • 42

              #7
              Gassho

              Dave sat today

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              • Troy
                Member
                • Sep 2013
                • 1318

                #8
                Gassho


                ..sat2day•

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                • Jika
                  Member
                  • Jun 2014
                  • 1337

                  #9
                  治 Ji
                  花 Ka

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                  • Judith del Carmen
                    Member
                    • Nov 2015
                    • 21

                    #10
                    Thank you Jundo, gracias.

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                    • jmiller
                      Member
                      • Mar 2017
                      • 18

                      #11
                      Thank You Jundo.

                      Gassho,
                      John Miller

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                      • Budo-Dan
                        Member
                        • Jun 2017
                        • 28

                        #12
                        Thank you!

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                        • Teiro
                          Member
                          • Jan 2018
                          • 113

                          #13
                          When the eight elements are the spokes of the wheel, zazen is the hub, isn’t it?

                          Gassho
                          Teiro

                          P.S. Beeing in hospital again, I spend my time to go through the Buddha-Baisics. Thank you, Jundo. I benefit a lot from it.

                          Sat today
                          Teiro

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                          • Jundo
                            Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                            • Apr 2006
                            • 39211

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Teiro
                            When the eight elements are the spokes of the wheel, zazen is the hub, isn’t it?

                            Gassho
                            Teiro

                            P.S. Beeing in hospital again, I spend my time to go through the Buddha-Baisics. Thank you, Jundo. I benefit a lot from it.

                            Sat today
                            Are you at the hospital for yourself? We will sit for your healing and comfort.

                            Gassho, J

                            STLah
                            ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                            • Teiro
                              Member
                              • Jan 2018
                              • 113

                              #15
                              Originally posted by Jundo
                              Are you at the hospital for yourself? We will sit for your healing and comfort.

                              Gassho, J

                              STLah
                              Yes, I had surgery on Friday. Everything went well. I’m doing great my surgeon says.

                              Gassho
                              Teiro

                              Sat today
                              Teiro

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