The importance of Right View is shown by its placement as the first factor of the Buddha’s system of spiritual development, the Noble Eightfold Path. Developing Right View requires navigating the complex and confusing multitude of viewpoints that exist, in order to see the true nature of reality.
Join Bhante Akaliko for an overview of the different types of views in Buddhist thought. Learn about which views the Buddha said we should cultivate and which views we should abandon in order to make progress on the spiritual path.
Bhante Akaliko is an Australian monk in the Theravada forest tradition. He first encountered Buddhism as a teenager and spent over twenty years practising in different traditions before taking full ordination with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor. Venerable Akaliko’s teaching brings the Buddha’s timeless wisdom to today’s problems, helping people find peace and happiness in their lives.
All Sessions are by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course.