Exploring the Essential Factors of Awakening
August 19 @ 3:00 pm - August 28 @ 11:30 am PDT
with Howie Cohn, Mark Coleman and Bonnie DuranS
Centuries ago, the Buddha taught about the Seven Factors of Awakening, a teaching as relevant to Dharma students then as it is now. This teaching provides a guide to cultivating and balancing essential qualities of mind and heart, which in turn help deepen the path of meditation and support us in our journey of awakening.
This retreat will focus on exploring – through the foundational quality of mindfulness – the energizing qualities of investigation, joy, and energy, as well as the calming factors of tranquility, concentration and equanimity.
We will investigate these factors through talks, meditation, and inquiry, and discover how they support us in the process of understanding, insight, and in the cultivation of peace and freedom.