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Lecture & Discussion: The Seven Factors of Awakening (In Person and On Zoom)

October 8, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us this Sunday for our monthly lecture & discussion series with special guest David Carpenter, this Sunday, October 8th, from 7:30pm to 9pm. This event will be in-person at Plymouth Meeting Friends as well as on Zoom. For directions to Plymouth Meeting Friends click here. To join on Zoom, please use the link below.

Professor David Carpenter from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Joseph’s University will present
“The Seven Factors of Awakening”

“The Seven Factors of Awakening” (sambojjhaṅga), are seven qualities of mind, taught by the Buddha, that can be used to describe either the qualities to be cultivated on the path to awakening or the qualities that characterize the awakened state itself. This talk will focus on how an understanding of these seven factors can be applied to the practice of meditation. The main sources will be the Aggi Sutta (Samyutta Nikaya 46.53) and the Visuddhimagga of Buddhaghosa, IV.51ff.

All PBA activities are free of charge; but we do have expenses to keep our organization in operation, such as rent and communications. Your donation to PBA will be deeply appreciated. If possible, please make donation on line via PBA PayPal at https://philabuddhist.org/donations/donate-to-philadelphia-buddhist-association/

Or, you could send a check to the address below:

Philadelphia Buddhist Association
16 North Bryn Mawr Avenue
PO Box 1355
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 0686 1059
Passcode: 076177

How to participate:

We will be using a free software application called Zoom to host our virtual sits. You can participate by clicking on the link above during the scheduled time. Before participating, you must download the Zoom application to your computer or device. To do this, click on either of the links above and your computer will guide you on the installation process. If you have any questions about the installation process, please email info@philabuddhist.org. Please ensure you have Zoom installed 10 – 15 minutes before the session begins.



October 8, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Philadelphia Buddhist Association