In Buddhist teaching, we refer to the Fourth Noble Truth as the Eightfold Path. Following this Path shows us a map that leads directly to Awakening. But the Path often seems to be covered, metaphorically at least, with banana peels that cause us to slip and fall as we practice. In this talk, Michael discusses how we can walk the Eightfold Path with an intention supported by ethics and stillness even as we tumble. Questions deal with: the continual showing of delusion’s veils; attaching to practice instead of being committed to practice; slipping on the banana peels of expectation; the tough work of surrender; having built an entire life on attaching to outcomes; and, how we can get out of our own way as we walk the Path.

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