This talk expands a review of the Four Clear Comprehensions, an important Buddhist concept, that was mentioned during the talk entitled “Mindful Consumerism” on December 7, 2022 and found in this site’s archives.  The Four Clear Comprehensions provides a formula for decision making that originated as a spiritual pathway towards Awakening; this is still valid and important, but the emphasis during this talk is focused on using the formula for decision making regarding mundane lifestyle issues related to personal, social, environmental as well as spiritual issues.  During the talk, participants are invited to write down the four aspects and then apply them–some participants shared their efforts.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  Mindful Decision Making

The topic for next week’s talk will be on how Buddhist practice can be associated with the Winter Solstice, as the meeting will occur that day.