Seven Factors of Awakening Program Seven Factors of Awakening Program November 29, 2015 TAUGHT BY MATTHEW BRENSILVER, MAX ERDSTEIN AND NIKKI MIRGHAFORI January – July 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays: Jan 29, Feb 26, March 25, April, 22, May 20, June 24 Saturday: July 9 The Seven Factors of Awakening are qualities cultivated on the path to liberation. These seven – mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity – refer to both psychological qualities we can develop as well as practices to be undertaken. When fully developed, they are know as the seven jewels of Buddhist practice. This eight-month program is an opportunity to explore and practice with these aspects of Awakening as a support for meditation, daily life and the path of liberation. This will be done through a combination of teachings, practices, and discussions. Readings and reflections will be provided for practicing between the monthly meetings. Pre-requisite: IMC’s Eightfold Path Program or the equivalent, 2-4 years practice, 2 residential retreats, or permission from the teachers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Registration is required. Please submit your application online. Deadline to apply is Sunday, January 24, 2016.