Buddhist Teachings: The Noble Eightfold Path

 
The heart of the Buddhist teachings can be found in practicing the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a guide for us to follow if we want to walk the path of awakening and enlightenment. It consists of eight trainings that can be summarized into three parts: the training of wisdom, morality and meditation. It is a holistic practice in that all the eight trainings are interrelated and each is as important as the other. The Noble Eightfold Path involves the practice of Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.

Buddhism is often referred to as a philosophy or a way of life. In this video I explain how the Noble Eightfold Path can be integrated into our lives to help us lead a happier life that incorporates the Buddhist principles of peace, compassion and wisdom.

 
Recommended Reading:

An easy reference guide of the Noble Eightfold Path

A talk on the Noble Eightfold Path by Thich Nhat Hanh

Jack Kornfield’s The Eightfold Path for the Householder

Bhikkhu Bodhi’s The Noble Eightfold Path – The Way to the End of Suffering

A great infographic on the Noble Eightfold Path
 
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©1981 Buddhist Publication Society. The Wheel Publication No. 282/284 (Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1981). Transcribed from the print edition in 1994 by Mahendra Siriwardene and Chitra Weirich under the auspices of the DharmaNet Dharma Book Transcription Project, with the kind permission of the Buddhist Publication Society. Last revised on 1 December 2012. You may copy, reformat, reprint, republish, and redistribute this work in any medium whatsoever, provided that: (1) you only make such copies, etc. available free of charge and, in the case of reprinting, only in quantities of no more than 50 copies; (2) you clearly indicate that any derivatives of this work (including translations) are derived from this source document; and (3) you include the full text of this license in any copies or derivatives of this work. Otherwise, all rights reserved.
How to cite this document (one suggested style): “Going for Refuge & Taking the Precepts”, by Bhikkhu Bodhi. Access to Insight, 1 December 2012, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/wheel282.html . Retrieved on 20 October 2013.

 
©1985 Buddhist Publication Society. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita, with an Introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi (Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1985). Transcribed from the print edition in 1996 by a volunteer under the auspices of the DharmaNet Transcription Project, with the kind permission of the BPS. Last revised on 23 April 2012. You may copy, reformat, reprint, republish, and redistribute this work in any medium whatsoever, provided that: (1) you only make such copies, etc. available free of charge and, in the case of reprinting, only in quantities of no more than 50 copies; (2) you clearly indicate that any derivatives of this work (including translations) are derived from this source document; and (3) you include the full text of this license in any copies or derivatives of this work. Otherwise, all rights reserved. How to cite this document (one suggested style): “Brahmanavagga: The Holy Man” (Dhp XXVI), translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita. Access to Insight, 23 April 2012, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.26.budd.html . Retrieved on 20 October 2013.
 

©2001 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Transcribed from a file provided by the translator. Last revised on 3 July 2010. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. How to cite this document (one suggested style): “Vanijja Sutta: Business (Wrong Livelihood)” (AN 5.177), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight, 3 July 2010, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an05/an05.177.than.html . Retrieved on 20 October 2013.
 

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