Right Money Management

Continuing the discussions on how to bring the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to contemporary life, Peter read some excerpts from the suttas to describe what the Buddha taught regarding the acquiring of wealth and how to wisely make use of it.  The example of  the wealthy merchant Sudatta, commonly named Anathapindika was discussed as an example of wise stewardship of wealth.  We then talked of how our meditation practice can be effectively applied to the temptations of this consumerist culture.  The topic of voluntary simplicity was introduced, as Duane Elgin spoke recently at Rollins College about cultural transformation.