Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The three higher trainings and the eight fold path

The three higher trainings and the eight fold path

A talk given at the Awareness Hub in Singapore.

  • The four truths as seen by the noble ones
  • Why they’re called higher
  • The eightfold noble path gives a wider presentation of the three higher trainings
  • The higher training in wisdom
    • Right view
    • Right intention and the three intentions to develop
  • The higher training in ethical conduct
    • Right speech
    • Right action
    • Right livelihood
  • The higher training in concentration
    • Right effort
    • Right mindfulness
    • Right concentration

The three higher trainings and the eightfold path (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.