Sila, Samadhi, and Panna

This Sunday Payton guided our discussion around one organization of the Eightfold Path: Sila, Samadhi, and Panna, or, Ethics, Concentration, and Wisdom. With the addition of a recorded talk by Christopher Titmuss (listen to the talk here) we had a lively conversation about the ways in which the “Three Trainings” influence one another in a way that’s not immediately visible. As Christopher says, “Ethics is not just the five precepts. Ethics, Samadhi, and Wisdom have a deep relationship with each other. The three-fold training dissolves into the same liberating substance.”