• May all sentient beings have happy minds!

Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.
-The Buddha

Illuminating Qualities of the Mind: An introduction to the Seven Factors of Awakening

  • Location : Buddhist Library
  • Start Date and Time : 07/06/2016 07:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 07/06/2016 09:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : Justin Luu
  • Enquiries or Contact : info@buddhistlibrary.org.au
  • Organising Entity : Buddhist Library

Description

Illuminating Qualities of the Mind: An introduction to the Seven Factors of Awakening

In this talk we will be exploring the Seven Factors of Awakening (also known as Satta Bojjhanga). These are: Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Tranquility, Joy, Concentration and Equanimity. Learn how these natural qualities of the mind can be cultivated, how they can help us overcome the hindrances we may encounter along the path and support our spiritual practice.

 

Speaker’s Profile:

Justin Luu

Justin has been actively serving the Buddhist community in Sydney for many years including having been a founding member of the Mitra Youth Buddhist Network, President of the UTS Buddhist Society, the co-convenor of the 2007 Mitra Buddhist Conference and is currently serving as the President of Mitra. Justin mentors students and also gives talks as part of the Dhamma Sharing Group at the Buddhist Library. In his own Buddhist practice he has also attended many meditation retreats abroad and locally. Professionally, he works as an IT consultant and was an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development, helping organisations use technology to increase transparency and fight corruption in Kenya.

 

All Sessions by Dana (Donation).

Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course (e.g., administrative & venue costs).

 

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