Nov 302016

The Seven Factors of Awakening

Lectures by Thanissaro Bhikkhu and Joseph Goldstein

January 12th, 2017 through May 25, 2017

In this five-month course, we will contemplate and discuss lectures offered by Thanissaro Bhikkhu and Joseph Goldstein, two accomplished scholar-practitioners.  This study will be profitable to those who have a solid grounding in basic Buddhist doctrine.   You will be listening to audio presentations and completing a study guide prior to each of our meetings.

The Seven Factors of Awakening are mental factors which, when cultivated, serve as the basis for liberation, the release from greed, aversion, and delusion.  Thanissaro Bhikkhu and Joseph Goldstein draw from their readings of the Pali Canon in addition to reflecting on their own experiences.  It’s hoped that through this study you will get a grasp on how to bring onto the path the Buddha’s instructions from these early texts.

REQUIREMENTS:  A computer with CD player, an email address or a cooperative friend with same

FEE:  $22.00 (the cost of materials, postage, and TCMC space use contribution)

No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

To Register: Mail a $22.00 check, made payable to Upaya Sangha, to Christine Johnson at 4145 N. Stone Ave., #102; Tucson, AZ 85705-8807. Include, in addition to your name, your postal address & email address & telephone number.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  December 29, 2016

WHEN:  10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  The  2nd  and 4th  Thursdays of January, February, March, April, and May, beginning on Thursday, January 12th.

LOCATION: Tucson Community Meditation Center;  1231 E. Edison  Tucson, AZ.  The Center is one block S. of Grant and 2 houses W. of Mountain Ave.

CONTACT: Christine Johnson; ;  520-207-8718

PARKING:  It is important to the future of TCMC to observe mindful parking by not parking on the same block as the Center and by leaving an empty parking space in front of the homes on the neighboring blocks. Please reserve TCMC driveway parking for people who cannot walk far. Thank you!