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Seven Factors of Awakening

Buddha taught the Seven Factors of Awakening to reveal and encourage the ground that nourishes Freedom. Meditating and contemplating with these factors opens us to the potential of our unrecognized capacities and allows us to discover the extraordinary potential we have to Awaken. The Factors include: Mindful Awareness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Calm, Concentration (Samadhi) and Equanimity. They have multiple functions: 1. They are domains of experience we can focus on and cultivate in meditation. 2. They are aspects of our lives that mature and deepen as we recognize them. 3. They are inherent expressions of the heart/mind when it is free.
2018-11-26 (7 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
2018-11-27 Day 1, Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:53
  Pamela Weiss
2018-11-27 Investigation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:46
  Eugene Cash
The function of 'dhamma vicaya'-Investigation in the service of awakening. How investigation is understood traditionally as well as conventionally. What arouses and sustains ones investigative awareness in formal meditation and life.
2018-11-28 Day 2 Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:27
  Gina Sharpe
2018-11-28 Joy in the Midst of Sorrow (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 65:31
  Gina Sharpe
Fourth factor of Awakening, Joy, in the Awakening Mind, amidst life's vicissitudes.
2018-11-29 Day 3 Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:27
  Eugene Cash
2018-11-29 Melting into Tranquility (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:44
  Pamela Weiss
The Fifth Factor of Awakening in the dynamic stillness of life.
2018-11-30 Day 4 Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:50
  Eugene Cash
2018-11-30 Giving Oneself to Samadhi (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:04
  Eugene Cash
The function of 'samadhi'-concentration, unification, absorption, jhana, in the service of awakening. How samadhi is cultivated, sustained and practiced traditionally as well as personally. What arouses and sustains ones investigative awareness in formal meditation and life? The joy of samadhi.
2018-12-01 Day 5 Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:59
  Pamela Weiss
2018-12-01 Standing in the Midst of the Worldly Winds (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:00
  Gina Sharpe
Equanimity as Seventh Factor of Awakening.
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