About Exploring the Seven Factors - Sept 14, 2021

Course, via Zoom

Exploring the Seven Factors of Awakening

with Candace Cassin

5 Tuesdays: Sept 14, Sept 21, Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12; 4-5:30pm ET

This course will be held virtually, via Zoom.

Suggested donation: $40-100 registration + teacher donation (we encourage you to consider giving teacher dana equal to or greater than what you gave for registration)*

The seven factors of awakening are valuable in daily life, as well as when we meditate.  They are: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, calm, concentration, and equanimity.  Together, they support whole-heartedness and bring balance to our hearts and minds as we navigate the flow of life, both “on the cushion” and in our involvements and interactions with our families and communities.  In this class we will consider what we mean by “awakening,” and will explore each factor, their interrelationship, and ways to notice and nurture the factors in our practice and in our lives.

Candace Cassin has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1983, and teaching at IWM since 2008. Her personal practice and teaching approach are rooted in the classical teachings, and she is especially interested in the integration of insight, wisdom, and compassion in everyday life, both on the personal and social levels. In her former incarnations she worked in the disability field and as a hospice chaplain. 

*In keeping with the Buddhist tradition of dana (generosity), the suggested registration amounts for our classes and retreats do not include any payment for the teacher. The teachers are paid entirely out of the students' generosity. Please consider giving a donation to the teacher in order to support their ability to continue to share the dharma. We encourage you to consider teacher dana equal to or greater than the amount you gave for registration. You may give a donation at the time of registration and give later donations through our teacher dana link. Everyone is welcome to all of our events regardless of ability to donate.

You can give online or send checks to InsightPV, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA 01027.