The Buddha’s Meditation Technique: The Eightfold Path

2 July 2024
  • Day:Tuesday
  • Time:7.00PM - 8.30PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:1
  • Duration:1.5 hr
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:Bhante Ananda
  • or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Buddhist Library
  • Attendance Mode:In Person Only Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • Join us at the Buddhist Library with Bhante Ananda for a talk on the Eightfold Path, the original meditation technique taught by the Buddha.

    Nowadays, countless meditation techniques have emerged from different interpretations of the Buddha’s teachings, many of them often bearing a new name, a new brand or even a new trademark. It can become confusing.

    What if we were to go back to the source and decipher the truth behind all meditation practices? What if we were to go back to the early discourses and understand that the eightfold path was indeed the path of meditation that the Buddha recommended? What if the eightfold path was simply the Buddha’s living instruction on how to meditate?


    Teacher profile

    Bhante Ananda

    Bhante Ananda is a Canadian Buddhist monk trained in the Teaching and Way of Life (Dhamma-Vinaya) of early Buddhism.

    Emphasising “Natural Samadhi,” Bhante Ananda teaches the development of mental collectedness through uplifting the mind and relaxing bodily tension. He guides practitioners through Loving-Kindness meditation, the four Brahmaviharas, Satipatthana, and culminating in Vimutti—mental liberation.

    While dividing his time between Sri Lanka, the Heartwood Hermitage in British Columbia, and the Indian Himalayas, Bhante Ananda leads retreats worldwide.


    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 dana you give is shared equally with the teacher and the Buddhist Library. This helps to maintain the Library and supports the teacher so that they may offer more teachings on the Dhamma in the future. It is up to each person to determine the amount of dana they’d like to offer. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many, and people will give what they can. An appropriate dana can’t be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and to the individual’s own situation, as well as awareness of the cost of organising events and supporting teachers who spread the Dhamma.