Buddhist Meditation Programs

Unless otherwise specified, the upcoming classes listed below meet in the Children's Chapel of the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. Please note that registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and courses fill up quickly, so pre-registration is required (except where noted). Also note that the suggested minimum donation means one can pay the suggested amount, pay less than the suggested amount, or pay more than the suggested amount. No one will be turned away for financial reasons. For more information about any of these meditation programs or to register, please click here. To view a list of programs that have been offered at the Unitarian Society in previous years, please click here.

The Seven Factors of Awakening
Dates: Tuesday evenings March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 24, May 1 & 8, 2012 (eigth weeks, no class on April 17)
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Suggested minimum donation for USNH pledging members $ 96. / non-members $160.

The teaching of the Seven Factors of Awakening is a Buddhist description of wise human development.  Mindfulness is the central factor, supported on one side by the arousing qualities of investigation, energy and joy, and balanced on the other side by the stabilizing qualities of tranquility, concentration and equanimity.  In this meditation program we will explore these seven characteristics of mind and heart through lecture, discussion, meditation and movement.  No prior experience with meditation or Buddhist teachings required. Beginners are welcome.