The Noble Eightfold Path: Part 7

June 20, 2022   |   7 Comments

Audio-only version is here.
Meditation practice begins at 22:17.

Dear Open Heart Project,

Hello, I hope you are well and finding some more space and calm in your life.

Today, I share some thoughts on the 7th step on the noble eightfold path, Right Concentration. I find this has much more to do with flow than anything else. Please have a listen and let me know what you think.

In this series, we have already discussed Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood and Right Effort. In two weeks, we come to step eight, Right Mindfulness. What will happen after that? I have some ideas! Please let me know in comments if there are any particular topics you’d like to see covered. I’ve so enjoyed connecting with you on these wonderful topics and look forward to continuing.

Love, Susan

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  • Posted by:  Janie

    Thank you as always, Susan, for a profound and helpful video. It occurs to me that a foray into the lojong teachings might be an interesting endeavor for the next series of videos. That might take a long time, but I think it would be way cool!

  • Posted by:  Gail Johnson

    About topics for future series:
    I am studying Kevin Townley’s book and have found it very interesting and useful. Previous attempts at the Buddha Energies have kind of gone in one ear and out the other. His book has added some ideas and information that has stuck, but it has also stayed on the intellectual/abstract side. I would like to see what you have to say about bringing it into daily life. Just a down-to-earth Susan Piver view.

  • Posted by:  Catherine

    You have become part of my morning ritual. I was going to use the word routine but that word does not carry the weight and spacious which is how meditation feels. Thank for sharing. We you me are becoming good friends.

  • Posted by:  Sanskriti

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  • Posted by:  Marsha

    I love your teachings and would love to continue.

  • Posted by:  Joanna Smith

    I have loved your teaching and sharing – on such a practical level too. I have appreciated the flexibility of being able to use the link to tap in and catch up when I have been able to. Thank you so, so much. I would love to continue your next “series”. Blessings to you Susan.

  • Posted by:  Anett

    Thank you ❤️ Susan,
    for this series , the basics on the noble eightfold path and especially today your flow of energy in your teachings and sitting together is much appreciated – as always!

    Love to continue with you and your ideas are more than welcome . Interesting what Gail was sharing.

    If lot of stressed situations during the day, my concentration is low and would love to have a day to day basic reminder guide ,like today with you. ❤️

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