Understanding Emotions and Trauma via the Lens of Right Effort". This talk was given together with Ayya Suvijjana. In it, Ayya Tathaaloka takes a Iook at natural emotions and possibly emotionally traumatic experiences in light of the "Four Bases of Right Striving" aka "Wise" or "Right" Effort in the Noble Eightfold Path.
Ayya Tathaaloka explores her own journey as a woman in this tradition and how kindness can guide us to our true nature and to true community. She offers teachings on the significance of the presence, practice and teaching of Fully Ordained Buddhist Women within the Western Theravadan Buddhist lay community, the inspiration of such a presence within the greater American society, and its connection to ideals and visions of enlightenment.