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What Is the Eightfold Path? Wise Intention, Wise View, and Wise Effort with Gil Fronsdal

September 11, 2023

The Eightfold Path includes eight practices of liberation and freedom from suffering. In this episode, Buddhist scholar and meditation teacher Gil Fronsdal presents each element of The Noble Eightfold Path and how it relates to our daily living. Diana Hill shares the intersection between these practices and ACT and how together they support the development […]

What Is the Eightfold Path Wise Intention, Wise View, and Wise Effort With Gil Fronsdal
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The Eightfold Path includes eight practices of liberation and freedom from suffering. In this episode, Buddhist scholar and meditation teacher Gil Fronsdal presents each element of The Noble Eightfold Path and how it relates to our daily living. Diana Hill shares the intersection between these practices and ACT and how together they support the development of wisdom.

Listen and Learn:

  • What it means to be wise
  • What is the Eightfold Path
  • How to practice wise view
  • The power of wise intention
  • Ease versus relaxation
  • Cultivating wise speech, wise action, and wise livelihood
  • 4 aspects of wise effort
  • Wise mindfulness
  • The union of heart, mind, and body
  • The intersection of ACT and the Eightfold Path

About Gil Fronsdal

Gil Fronsdal has practiced extensively in Soto Zen and Theravada Buddhism training in the US, Japan, Thailand, and Burma.  He teaches at the Insight Meditation Center, the Insight Retreat Center, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.  He earned his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at Stanford, and his books include translations of the Dhammapada and the Book of Eights (Aṭṭhakavagga). For the last fifteen years he has also been involved in training Buddhist chaplains and spiritual care providers. He is married and the father of two sons, and he lives in California.

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