Right Effort: Finding Motivation

Tahn Pamutto begins the daylong with two classic definitions of Right Effort as part of the Eightfold Path, explaining how the four parts of Right Effort are experienced in practice. By understanding how Right View informs our effort, we can see how this framework simplifies the work of spiritual cultivation by letting us take on thoughts, habits, and moods one at a time. Every little success is a part of dealing with the ultimate roots of our suffering. For the purpose of the daylong he guides through focusing in on the first two parts of right effort by choosing a single unskillful quality and preparing the mind to work to remove and prevent it.

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