This week’s talk focused on the Parami of Determination (Adhitthana in Pali). The current English word determination can have two applications: the first is resolve or commitment and the second is the ability to be clear about what delineates an object (an example would be involve determining the total cost of an item). Peter used this opportunity to relate how determination supports the development of all the Paramis in specific ways. This was followed by discussion regarding how determination applies to everyday life from a Buddhist awakening perspective.
Here are the notes prepared for this talk: The Benefits Of Perfecting Determination
Next week’s talk will be a review by a Sangha member who recently completed a 9 day retreat in the Goenka practices, combined with his report on a retreat this upcoming weekend involving Korean Zen practice.