The Eightfold Path of Buddhism
The Eightfold Path
The Eightfold Path is the Buddha's prescription for relieving suffering. It is the means by which one can realize enlightenment and enter Nirvana.
The Buddha taught that Right View is an essential part of the Buddhist path. In fact, it is part of the Eightfold Path, which is the basis of all Buddhist practice.
The second aspect of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism is Right Intention or Right Thought. Why are our thoughts or intentions so important?
Right Speech is a portion of the Buddhist Eightfold Path. What do Buddhists mean by Right Speech?
Right Action is the fourth aspect of the Buddhist Eightfold Path. But what is Right Action, exactly? Here is a brief explanation
Right Livelihood: The Ethics of Earning a Living
Right Livelihood is the fifth "fold" of the Eightfold Path. What does Buddhism teach about Right Livelihood, and why is it important?
A brief explanation of Right Effort as the sixth part of the Buddhist Eightfold Path
Mindfulness is a whole-body-and-mind awareness of the present moment that is a cornerstone of Buddhist practice
Right Concentration is the eighth part of the Buddhist Eightfold Path. Through Right Concentration, the mind finds its way to wisdom and enlightenment.
Right View - Buddhism and the Practice of Right View
Right View is part of the Eightfold Path, which is the basis of all Buddhist practice. Right View is said to be a thorough understanding of the Four Noble Truths and deeply seeing all things in their true nature. How do you understand the practice of Right View?
Right Action - How Do You Practice Right Action?
For me, the words "right action" evoke social and environmental activism, and such work can be examples of right action. But in the context of Buddhism it also means acting mindfully and compassionately without selfish attachment to our acts. How do you practice Right Action?
Right Speech -- Buddhists Talk About Right Speech
"Right speech" is more than just "correct" speech. It is the wholehearted expression of our Buddhist practice
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
The Buddha gave us four foundations, or frames of reference, that we can use to train ourselves to be mindful.
Mindfuless of Body
The Buddha taught that mindfulness has four foundations. The first foundation is mindfulness of body.
Mindfulness of Feelings
The Buddha taught that the practice of mindfulness has four foundations. This article explains the second foundation, mindfulness of feelings or sensations.
Mindfulness of Mind
The Buddha taught that mindfulness has four foundations. This article discusses mindfulness of mind, the third foundation.
Mindfulness of Dharma
The fourth foundation of mindfulness opens our awareness to the phenomenal world and the Buddha's teaching.
Concise Explanation of the Eight Parts of the Path
A concise explanation of each of the eight parts of the Eightfold Path.
The Noble Eightfold Path
A more detailed essay on the Eightfold Path by the American monk and scholar Bhikkhu Bodhi of the Buddhist Publication Society.