This is the first of two talks focused on this topic. In this era, money and material possessions seem to have overridden the value of personal relationships and self-care. Peter facilitated a lively discussion of the confusion and distress surrounding the issues involving money. He emphasized the importance of focusing attention on the immediate experience of confusion and inner conflict that results as we make values choices that may or may not involve money. Next week’s meeting will focus on how the application of the concepts and practices of the eightfold path provide support for relieving the confusion and distress.