8-fold path study group
Second Tuesday of each mouth
Everyone is welcome to join this group. This is your chance to delve deeper into the foundations of Buddhist teaching & to develop a greater understanding of the 8 Fold Path. It would be most helpful if you can read the chapter we are working with for that particular week from the book: eight mindful steps to happiness Ven. Henepola Gunaratana before each meeting.[see email below] Write down any questions you may have as you are reading & highlight areas you would like to discuss further. This will be a wonderful opportunity for us as a group to discuss how The Path applies in our own lives, our understanding of the 4 Noble Truths & to share of our own experience of the principle of kamma (karma) or cause & effect.
If you do not have the book mentioned above please consider going to http://www.meditationlearningcenter.com/articles/article/6480935/170083.htm for more information about the 8 Fold Path.
We will be meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month at (1030 west 9th Street, Mesa AZ 85201). The meetings will be 7-9pm. The sessions are free, but a traditional offer of dana (a free will offering) to our teacher for his time is always welcome. We will start with a short meditation so please arrive on time or quietly.
- October 8th, Step 1 Skillful Understanding
- November 12th, Step 2 Skillful Thinking
- December 10th, Step 3 Skillful Speech
- January 14th, Step 4 Skillful Action
- February 11th, Step 5 Skillful livelyhood
- March 11th, Step 6 Skillful Effort
- April 8th, Step 7 Skillful Mindfulness
- May 13th, Step 8 Skillful Concentration
To purchase the book on Amazon click here:http://www.amazon.com/Eight-Mindful-Steps-Happiness-Walking/dp/0861711769