Ajahn Brahmali, Venerable Mudito and Bhante Bodhidhaja are teaching a Noble Eightfold Path series over six consecutive Saturdays. The last workshop finishes at 2.30pm, because of the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Buddha in the Four Noble Truths identified the Noble Eightfold Path, that is the path that leads to the cessation of suffering.

Workshop I (parts 1-3) | 20 February 2021 | Ajahn Brahmali and Venerable Mudito

Introduction and overview

  • The meaning of ariya atthaṅgika magga
  • Four noble truths and Noble Eightfold Path
  • The eight factors in brief, the meaning of sammā
  • Conditional sequence of Noble Eightfold Path
  • Root causes of the path: kalyāna-mittas and yoniso manasikāra
  • The results of the path: 10-fold “path”
  • Noble Eightfold Path and dependent origination
  • Context
  • Comparison with other ways of teaching the path
  • Similes for Noble Eightfold Path

Recommended reading: MN 117, SN 12.65, SN 22.84, SN 35.245, SN 45.1, SN 45.2, SN 45.4, SN 45.5, SN 45.6, SN 45.14, SN 45.55, SN 45.91, SN 55.5, SN 56.11, AN 4.34, AN 5.196, AN 10.2, AN 10.61, AN 10.206.


Workshop II | 27 February 2021 | Ajahn Brahmali and…

Myths and Right View

  • Myths and misconceptions
    • All paths are different ways up the same mountain
      • Bodhisatta path is an alternative to Noble Eightfold Path
    • The factors can be practised in any sequence
    • Not all eight factors are equally important
      • Right view is not required
      • Morality is less important
      • Right mindfulness is sufficient
      • Right stillness is not required
    • Don’t attach to the path
    • When you reach the end of the path, you let it go
  • Right view:
    • Degrees of right view: ordinary and noble
    • Theoretical and practical right view
    • Definition: knowing the 4NT, especially suffering, ordinary and noble
      • Suffering of not being moral
      • Suffering of sensory realm
      • Suffering of saṃsāra

Recommended reading: MN 54, MN 117, SN 45.1, SN 45.8, SN 15.


Workshop III | 6 March 2021 | Ajahn Brahmali and…

Still to come

Workshop IV | 13 March 2021 | Ajahn Brahmali and…

Still to come

Workshop V | 20 March 2021 | Ajahn Brahmali and…

Still to come

Workshop VI | 27 March 2021 | Ajahn Brahmali and…

Still to come.  This last workshop will finish at 2.30pm, because of the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Lesson Plan

Time Plan
08:30 – 10:30 Session 1 (Live Streamed)
10:30 – 12:15 Lunch
12:15 – 13:00 Breakout Session
13:00 – 14:30 Session 2 (Live Streamed)
14:30 – 15:00 Afternoon break
15:00 – 16:00 Guided Meditation (Live Streamed)
16:00 – 17:30 Session 3 (Live Streamed)

Program and Reading Materials

Noble Eightfold Path – Program and Reading Materials

Noble eightfold path, Bhikkhu Bodhi

Note: With the last 2 factors of Right Mindfulness and Right Stillness being quite large topics on its own, they will be taught very briefly in this Workshop with opportunity for more in-depth teaching in subsequent workshops.

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