Virtue is a basic component of any spiritual tradition found in the world.  As regards Buddhism, virtue, that is Right Speech, Right Action and Right Livelihood are key elements of the Noble Eightfold Path, and are derived from the Wisdom aggregate of the Path, particularly Right Intention.  During this talk, Peter reviewed the multiple ways Buddhism cultivates virtue as an essential component during the process of Awakening.  He also emphasized the contemporary psychological and social benefits derived from a virtuous lifestyle.  This was followed by discussion focused on how virtue has improved the lives of those present during the talk, and how regular meditation practice fosters the shift from a conceptual understanding of virtue towards the experiential realization of virtue.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF VIRTUE