The Awakening Process

by Peter Carlson on December 15, 2016

This talk summarizes the series of of explorations of Buddhist psychology with discussion about what are called “The Progressions of Insight”, which describe observable mental experiences that show progress in the the process of liberation from distress and confusion, known as dukkha.  The process culminates with the experience of nirvana, the unconditioned flow of experience.  This talk was followed by discussion about how these progressive insights can be realized through meditation practice integrated into daily life routines.

Here are the notes prepared for this discussion:  THE AWAKENING PROCESS

Peter will be on retreat for the rest of December, so the next meeting will be January 4, 2017, at which time he will review what was beneficial for the awakening process.  During the time he on retreat, the recorded Dharma talks from the weeklong retreat in February of 2016 will be posted in sequential order.

May everyone enjoy a safe and peaceful holiday season.

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