Factors of Awakening

Bear Gokan Bonebakker, Senior Monastic

Zen Mountain Monastery, 7/14/2019

The Buddha’s early teachings in the sutras included mythical beings, the Nagas, as role models to help guide our practice into wholesome qualities and expansiveness. The Seven Factors of Awakening demonstrate these qualities of the Nagas, and as Gokan offers in this senior’s talk, and we can nourish ourselves with understanding the factors of mindfulness, investigation of dharmas, energy, rapture, calm, concentration and equanimity.

 

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