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Fall 2014 Intensive: Cultivating the Awakened Mind in Everyday Life (Part I)

  • 06 Oct 2014
  • 8:00 AM
  • All locations

Registration

Cultivating the Awakened Mind in Everyday Life (Part I): Arousing Mindfulness, Deep Looking, Joyful Effort, and Wholeness of Mind


October 6 – December 29, 2014


Background

For the past two years, our community has been walking together on a series of Paths of Awakening. The first one was called The Path of Selflessness, letting go of self-centered living, and the second one was called, The Key Point of Practice: Mastering the Fundamentals, developing a deeper understanding of fundamental teachings and practices of our FCM sangha. 


Beginning this Fall, we enter our third Path of Awakening entitled, Cultivating the Awakened Mind. Building on our practice over the past year, and the positive response of FCM members to this summer’s focused and experientially-based Intensive, Resolving a Hindrance and Developing an Awakened Aspect of Mind, we will continue to utilize the Buddhist teachings on the Seven Factors of the Awakened Mind as our template for living an awakened life. Rather than always fighting a rear-guard action against our unwholesome mind states and emotional afflictions, we will consciously put our energy into cultivating those qualities that constitute a healthy mind.


Our Fall 2014 Intensive

During the course of this upcoming Intensive, Cultivating the Awakened Mind in Everyday Life (Part I): Arousing Mindfulness, Deep Looking, Joyful Effort, and Wholeness of Mind, we will learn how to work in a conscious and directive manner to bring the first four factors of the Awakened Mind (mindfulness, deep looking, joyful effort and wholeness of mind) into our daily life. Both in our formal meditative practice and, most importantly, in our everyday life, we will change the formula of our lives so that the qualities of the awakened mind are more present and dominant than the qualities of delusion and dissatisfaction.


Participants in this Intensive will have bi-weekly small group phone meetings with Fred for individual guidance, and also will be given readings, meditation practices, and daily life assignments. In addition, Fred will give three Dharma talks to participants by conference call. Bi-weekly small group meetings in person or by phone will provide meaningful support to our focused practice. Participants who have been FCM members for less than one year or are participating in an Intensive for the first time and who are not currently working with a mentor will be offered the opportunity to have a mentor assigned to further support their practice. 


The commitments for all participants in this Intensive are: 

  • practicing a minimum of 45 minutes of daily formal mindfulness meditation 
  • practicing recommended meditational techniques/practices and reading and studying all recommended readings 
  • attending bi-weekly telephone consultations with Fred 
  • attending Fred’s Dharma Talks by phone 
  • attending a bi-weekly support/discussion gathering of other sangha members participants in the Intensive, in person or by phone 
  • attending all the practice activities of your local sangha during the twelve weeks, as possible.

This Intensive is open to all FCM members whether or not you participated in prior Intensives. The fee for this Intensive is $100 (no fee for Supporting and Sustaining FCM members). This is a suggested donation and participants are free to donate more or less, depending on their individual practice of Dana and their financial situation. 


Registration will close on Friday, September 21.


Please note that participation in this Intensive is open only to members of the Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM). While participation in our local sanghas and Days of Mindfulness is open to everyone, membership in FCM is for persons wanting to deepen their practice of living an awakened life by being part of a dedicated practice community, having a direct relationship with a Dharma teacher and participating in practice opportunities such as Intensives and longer retreats. For information about membership please access the membership section of our website. 


For more specific information about the Paths of Dharma, please access the Teachings section of our website and also the Dharma Path page that is linked to the Teaching page.

Announcing the Fall 2014 Twelve-Week Intensive

Cultivating the Awakened Mind in Everyday Life (Part I):

Arousing Mindfulness, Deep Looking, Joyful Effort, and Wholeness of Mind

October 6 December 29, 2014

Background

For the past two years, our community has been walking together on a series of Paths of Awakening. The first one was called The Path of Selflessness, letting go of self-centered living, and the second one was called, The Key Point of Practice: Mastering the Fundamentals, developing a deeper understanding of fundamental teachings and practices of our FCM sangha.

Beginning this Fall, we enter our third Path of Awakening entitled, Cultivating the Awakened Mind. Building on our practice over the past year, and the positive response of FCM members to this summers focused and experientially-based Intensive, Resolving a Hindrance and Developing an Awakened Aspect of Mind,we will continue to utilize the Buddhist teachings on the Seven Factors of the Awakened Mind as our template for living an awakened life. Rather than always fighting a rear-guard action against our unwholesome mind states and emotional afflictions, we will consciously put our energy into cultivating those qualities that constitute a healthy mind.

Our Fall 2014 Intensive

During the course of this upcoming Intensive, Cultivating the Awakened Mind in Everyday Life (Part I): Arousing Mindfulness, Deep Looking, Joyful Effort, and Wholeness of Mind, we will learn how to work in a conscious and directive manner to bring the first four factors of the Awakened Mind (mindfulness, deep looking, joyful effort and wholeness of mind) into our daily life.  Both in our formal meditative practice and, most importantly, in our everyday life, we will change the formula of our lives so that the qualities of the awakened mind are more present and dominant than the qualities of delusion and dissatisfaction.

Participants in this Intensive will have bi-weekly small group phone meetings with Fred for individual guidance, and also will be given readings, meditation practices, and daily life assignments. In addition, Fred will give three Dharma talks to participants by conference call. Bi-weekly small group meetings in person or by phone will provide meaningful support to our focused practice. Participants who have been FCM members for less than one year or are participating in an Intensive for the first time and who are not currently working with a mentor will be offered the opportunity to have a mentor assigned to further support their practice.

The commitments for all participants in this Intensive are:

  •    practicing a minimum of 45 minutes of daily formal mindfulness meditation

  •    practicing recommended meditational techniques/practices and reading and studying all recommended readings

  •    attending bi-weekly telephone consultations with Fred

  •    attending Freds Dharma Talks by phone

  •    attending a bi-weekly support/discussion gathering of other sangha members participants in the Intensive, in person or by phone

  •    attending all the practice activities of your local sangha during the twelve weeks, as possible.

This Intensive is open to all FCM members whether or not you participated in prior Intensives. The fee for this Intensive is $100 (no fee for Supporting and Sustaining FCM members). This is a suggested donation and participants are free to donate more or less, depending on their individual practice of Dana and their financial situation.

To register, please click on this link or go to the calendar of events at www.floridamindfulness.org. Registration will close on Friday, September 21.

Please note that participation in this Intensive is open only to members of the Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM). While participation in our local sanghas and Days of Mindfulness is open to everyone, membership in FCM is for persons wanting to deepen their practice of living an awakened life by being part of a dedicated practice community, having a direct relationship with a Dharma teacher and participating in practice opportunities such as Intensives and longer retreats. For information about membership please access the membership section of our website.

For more specific information about the Paths of Dharma, please access the Teachings section of our website and also the Dharma Path page that is linked to the Teaching page.

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