The Noble Eightfold Path
Where did Buddha teach the Eightfold path ?
The Buddha taught the Noble Eightfold Path, which is one of the core teachings of Buddhism, in many different locations throughout his lifetime of teaching. However, the most well-known and important teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path is believed to have taken place in Sarnath, India, shortly after the Buddha attained enlightenment.
According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha gave his first sermon, known as the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta or "Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion," to a group of five ascetics in the Deer Park at Sarnath. In this sermon, the Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths, which provide the framework for the Noble Eightfold Path, and then explained each aspect of the path in detail.
The Noble Eightfold Path consists of right understanding, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. These eight factors are seen as interconnected and mutually supportive, and are intended to guide practitioners toward the goal of liberation from suffering and the attainment of enlightenment.