Sangha night

Focusing on what to work on

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Right Effort - how hard should I try?
Continuing our current theme of the Noble Eightfold Path, we look at Right Effort this week. Right Effort is about developing the skillful (actions, speech, thoughts) and discouraging (even eradicating) the unskillful.

This evening, Sthiraratna talks about Right Effort as a key element in our growth and development. Drawing on reflections about his own experience of helpful and unhelpful patterns of behaviour, he will attempt to explain how the "four right efforts" can help us to develop more positive emotion, which will contribute to the potential for higher states of consciousness, and spiritual development in general.

Wednesday nights are a place for people who have attended our foundation courses to come together and celebrate community as well as an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the Buddha's teaching, and their understanding of how to practice it. They generally include a talk and discussion, followed by a cup of tea and then a meditation. Note that we are temporarily meeting at the Ponsonby Community Centre while we find a new permanent home for the centre.


31 May 2023  7:00pm-9:15pm


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Ponsonby Community Centre

20 Ponsonby Terrace, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

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Portrait of Sthiraratna

Sthiraratna ('steer-a-rat-na') is the Auckland Buddhist Centre Manager and has been involved in the Triratna movement since around 2010, in both the…