Seven Factors of Awakening Program Application

Seven Factors of Awakening Program Application

Taught by Matthew Brensilver, Max Erdstein & 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 known 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-requisites: IMC’s Eightfold Path Program or the equivalent, 2-4 years practice, 2 residential retreats, or permission from the teachers

Please complete the below application and submit by email to


Have you completed IMC’s 8-fold Path Program? 

If not, do you have equivalent experience?

How long have you been practicing (2-4 years minimum recommended)?

Please list your most recent residential retreats (2 minimum):

What is your intention for participating in the 7 Factors of Awakening Program?

Additional information for the teachers: