Presented by

Shell Fischer

Recorded:
7/31/2018
Location:
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley
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Series:

Noble Eightfold Path, Talk 3: Right Intention

Right Intention – The 2nd Spoke of the Wheel of Dharma

Every single moment of our lives involves an intention, and a choice -- and we can either make these decisions consciously, or unconsciously. The Buddha's teachings urge us to make them consciously, to “intentionally” plant and cultivate 3 main seeds of thought and action (renunciation, goodwill, and non-harm). These 3 more refined and conscious intentions are meant to counter the more base and toxic choices of greed, aversion, and ill-will … with the understanding that whatever we nurture and water is what will eventually grow. In this talk, Shell explores this important 2nd Spoke in the 3rd talk in a series of talks on the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path (the 1st talk is a summary).