An Action Research of UG5 Retreat Programs on Enhancing the Noble Eightfold Path

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Kan-ju Huang


According to what the Buddha taught, every Buddhist followers can practice the
Buddha’s teaching in order to escape all of the sufferings and attain the genuine happiness
that is nirvana. However, the way of understanding could be affected by people’s background
and environment. It is needed to have some ideas suitable for the modern lifestyle, and let
people without any religious belief also can accept them easily. UG5 is the shortened
form of Universal Goodness Five. It is a very new good concept that means the five
kinds of universal goodness including cleanliness, orderliness, politeness, punctuality, and
concentration. In this research, the concepts of UG5 was used to develop a series of retreat
programs, and all of these retreat programs aimed to let the trainees enhance their practice
of the Noble Eightfold Path. The objects of this research are to design and act the UG5
retreat programs for enhancing the Noble Eightfold Path practice in daily life.


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Huang, K.- ju. (2019). An Action Research of UG5 Retreat Programs on Enhancing the Noble Eightfold Path. The Journal of International Association of Buddhist Universities (JIABU), 12(1), 150–164. Retrieved from
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