The Effort Awakening Factor (Viriya) – Dharma Talk by David Sudar (12-1-2020)


Originally given on 12/1/2020 at the Path of Sincerity Tuesday night Sangha, by David Sudar.


Last month, we covered “Right Effort” in the context of the Noble Eightfold Path, and focused a lot on balanced effort and the Four Right Exertions/Endeavors.

In turn, this talk will look at a different shade of effort, particularly through the lens of the Seven Factors of Awakening.  We’ll pay special attention to the quality of persistence / perseverance, how to recognize the presence/absence of effort, the spectrum of what that looks like, its relationship to mindfulness & meditative investigation, and strategies to cultivate effort when it’s lacking and deepen it when it’s present just a little bit.

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