Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, 01/30/2020
In this commentary and questions between Shugen Roshi and students, Right Mindfulness is addressed as a central component of the eightfold path. While the path might be seen as a progression or series of steps, it can more correctly be viewed as an interrelated whole within which each of the eight factors works with each of the others to support and inform practice of the Buddhadharma. What characterizes Right Mindfulness, and in what ways is it critical to practice? How can we practice skillfully and recognize those moments that are not Right Mindfulness?