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Online Series: Seven Factors of Awakening

With Shaila Catherine

For the mind that values freedom.

April 21 – May 12, 2020

Takes place on Zoom!

This series is a continuation of the Seven Factors of Awakening Series begun on February 11, 2020 that was suspended because of the Coronavirus shelter-in-place order. You can listen to earlier talks in the series on IMSB’s section of dharmaseed.org. The March 10 session on “Energy and Effort” was not recorded.

The series will take place online using Zoom. You can find the Zoom link in the event description below.

Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This series will explore each factor to reveal its importance, function, and role in the process of awakening.

  • April 21 – Joy, with Shaila Catherine
  • April 28 – Tranquility, with Shaila Catherine
  • May 5 – Concentration, with Shaila Catherine
  • May 12 – Equanimity, with Shaila Catherine

This series is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. Each evening includes silent or guided meditation, a break, and teachings.

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Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation programs. On Tuesdays, we meet in Mountain View for our drop-in weekly program of meditation and teachings.  On Thursdays, we meet in Saratoga for our Dhamma Classroom, which offer a series of structured courses with registration, and periodic drop-in practice events.

Our Tuesday evening program usually includes a sitting meditation and Dhamma talk. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and guest speakers are featured regularly. Thematic series are periodically presented, but whether or not a topic has been advertised in advance, Shaila or a guest teacher will lead the sitting and offer teachings. See also weekly sitting.

Newcomers are always welcome. To help newcomers get acquainted with mindfulness meditation and IMSB, a senior member or teacher offers a beginner’s orientation beginning at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month.

IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB. We encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.