Introduction to the Program and the Eightfold Path

The Eightfold Paths consists of:

Wisdom (Sanskrit: prajñā, Pāli: paññā)
1. Right view
2. Right intention
Ethical conduct (Sanskrit: śīla, Pāli: sīla)
3. Right speech
4. Right action
5. Right livelihood
Concentration (Sanskrit and Pāli: samādhi)
6. Right effort
7. Right mindfulness
8. Right concentration

There was no Modesto recording this month. You can listen to IMC’s recorded sessions here:
Introduction – Part 1 – Chris Clifford
Introduction – Part 2 – Bruni Davila

Assigned readings for this month

Optional readings (Modesto)

  • Path Readings (short quoted selections from the suttas about the path)
  • Nagara Sutta: The City (this is the sutta in which the Buddha likens the Eightfold path to an ancient path to a city)

Handouts from the Modesto meeting