By Tara Mulay, IPV Teacher
Due to cultural conditioning, many of us find it difficult to imagine the potential of our minds to experience the sure heart’s release from suffering. However, the message of the Buddha was clear – each of us has this innate capacity for freedom. The path of awakening the Buddha identified is a natural process leading to non-clinging, intuitive wisdom, and deep compassion for ourselves and others. In order to make space for the liberative process to emerge more fully, we need to understand the mind’s potential and recondition ourselves to be free of false, self-limiting views and mind-states.
In this four-week class, we will explore the process of liberation that unfolds in our practice as we naturally, sequentially cultivate the wholesome qualities of mind known as the seven factors of awakening: mindfulness, investigation (of physical and mental experiences), energy, tranquility, rapture (rapt attention), concentration, and equanimity. We will begin and end this four-week class by exploring awakening itself and what awakening means for each of us.
Join Tara for The Seven Factors of Awakening beginning on Monday, November 18, 7:15pm.
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