This talk continues an ongoing review of the Four Noble Truths, with emphasis on the Fourth Noble Truth, the Noble Eightfold Path.  This overview describes the general structure of the Path categories, which represent the ways and means for realizing the spiritual aspirations developed in the first three Noble Truths.  Peter describes a more contemporary view of Buddhist teachings called Secular Buddhism, which avoids ritualistic practices and integrates modern neuroscientific and psychological research that validates some basic concepts found within the original teachings that have great significance during these trying sociocultural and ecological times.

There will be an extensive and more detailed review of the eight subcategories of the Noble Eightfold Path over the next several meetings.  Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  OVERVIEW OF THE NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH

The focus for next week’s talk will be a review of Right Understanding, the first subcategory of the Noble Eightfold Path.