Many lay Buddhists struggle to carry the benefits of their studies and meditation practice into their twenty-first-century lives. How might our daily experience of both life and the Buddha’s teachings shift if there were no separation between them?
Studying, thinking about, writing about the Noble Eightfold Path is not new. What is new in Gregory Kramer’s book, “A Whole Life Path,” and what he’ll speak about to our sangha, is the realistic and comprehensive vision that arises when we ask this question: If every moment of my life is Path, then what does each path factor need to cover for this to be true in a grounded, practical way?
Gregory brings to this inquiry his decades of developing Insight Dialogue, and a relational understanding of the Dhamma. This opens up the whole of our lives in a heartful and authentic way. The Buddha’s teachings enter into practice individually, relationally, and socially. Nothing is left out: social justice, climate change, art, technology, psychology, family life—it’s all in there along with meditation and Dhamma study.
“This remarkable book offers a perspective on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path that is at once solidly rooted in the canonical texts of early Buddhism, yet astutely attuned to the needs of contemporary readers seeking to navigate our frantic, directionless culture.”— Bhikkhu Bodhi, Buddhist scholar and translator
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Gregory Kramer teaches, writes, and is the founding teacher of the Insight Dialogue Community. His primary focuses are sharing a relational understanding of the Dhamma and teaching Insight Dialogue, an interpersonal form of Buddhist insight meditation. He has been teaching worldwide since 1980. For more, visit gregorykramer.org