Seven Factors of Awakening

This course examines the Buddha’s teachings on the seven factors of awakening: mindfulness, investigation, energy, rapture, tranquility, stability of mind, and equanimity. It is the development and balancing of these wholesome factors that set in motion insight and the release from all grasping and stress.


2011 Meditations and Talks

2017 Meditations and Talks

Satipatthana Sutta Talks 27-35, Joseph Goldstein

General Resources for the study of the seven factors of awakening:

Resources by Each Factor


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Joyful Effort by Christina Feldman from Insight Journal
Sayadaw U Tejaniya on Effort from his book, When Awareness Becomes Natural
Viriya: Courageous Energy, a talk by Joseph Goldstein from annual 3-month at IMS retreat
Earthworm Practice by Ajahn Passano
Effort by Bhante Gunaratana
Joy in Effort by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Single-Minded Determination by Thanissaro Bhikku


A Perfect Balance: Cultivating equanimity with Gil Fronsdal and Sayadaw U Pandita, Tricycle, WINTER 2005


The Investigation of What Is Important: The Second Factor of Awakening by Santikaro Bhikkhu, Insight Journal, Fall 2000
The Wise Investigator by Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Joy or Rapture

Bathed in the Breath by Thanissaro Bhikkhu


The Buddha’s Teachings on Mindfulness By Gil Fronsdal
What Mindfulness Is (Not), by Andrew Olendzki
Mindfulness Meditation as a Buddhist Practice – by Gil Fronsdal, February 2006
Sati & Samadhi by Venerable Bhikkhu Analayo



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