Buddhism 101 Spring Series 2017: The Seven Factors of Awakening

Study and Practice on Four Saturdays 2017
February 18, March 11, April 1, May 13

9:00-12:00 Workshop
12:30-1:15 Caretaking practice
1:30-4:15 Silent Retreat
4:30-6:00 Huddle

Join us to explore the core Buddhist teaching of the seven factors of awakening. We study these seven teachings as both a description of the awakening that is already present and as a description of the path to realize that reality. As always, central to our inquiry for this class will be: What is the relevance of these teachings for our lives, including how we live in and work with our current political situation?

After lunch we will have the opportunity to apply the morning’s teaching through the traditional mindfulness practice of samu – caretaking of the Temple and grounds. Following that we will have afternoon Zen practice, with silent sitting, chanting, a dharma talk, and individual meetings.

After the class, all members of the Sangha are invited to gather together in a “Huddle” from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. to envision how to transform our energy into local and national political action to honor the Boundless Way Zen Four Commitments:

1) I commit myself to a culture of nonviolence and reverence for life; 2) I commit myself to a culture of solidarity and a just economic order; 3) I commit myself to a culture of acceptance and a life based on truthfulness; and 4) I commit myself to a culture of equal rights and partnership among all people.

No registration is necessary for the Huddle.

Morning Workshop (pre-registration required)
One session – $35 Temple members / $50 non-members
Four sessions – $120 Temple members / $175 non-members

Afternoon Retreat (registration optional)
Free to participants in morning workshop
Suggested donation for others: $15 Temple members / $30 non-members

Financial Aid is available and no one is turned away because of financial reasons. If you wish to apply for financial aid please check the box for financial aid at registration and the registrar for the class will contact you.

Classes will be taught by David Dae An Rynick, Roshi, Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi, James Myosan Cordova, Sensei, and Dharma Holder Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald.

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For checks, please make them out to Boundless Way Temple, and include “Buddhism 101” in the Memo line. Then please mail your check to:

Treasurer, Boundless Way Temple
1030 Pleasant St.
Worcester, MA 01602


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