As a result of the passage of hurricane Ian through Central Florida during Wednesday, September 28, there will be no meeting, either at the meditation hall or via Zoom. My wish is for everyone who is affected by the hurricane to be as safe and secure as possible. I expect we can meet as usual next Wednesday, October 5, in the meditation hall and via Zoom. As of today there are only 3 rooms available for the Deerhaven retreat, which is from October 29-November 5; you can register through the website. I wish you well. Peter
The Six Beautiful Pairs of Wholesome Cetasikas represent the fulfillment of wholesomeness in the mind. The integrated and unified functions of the Universal, Particular and seven Wholesome mind conditioning factors manifests as 12 integrated characteristics–six factors being among various aggregations of the wholesome factors and six representing their beneficial effects on consciousness. The value of contemplating these mind conditioners comes from understanding the concepts involved, with emphasis on how to recognize them and unify their functioning to promote the process of Awakening. During the talk, the relationship between these conditioners and the Seven Awakening Factors is clarified.
Here are the notes prepared for this talk: REVIEWING-SIX-BEAUTIFUL-PAIRS-OF-WHOLESOME-MIND-CONDITIONERS
The topic for the next talk will be a review of the remaining mind conditioning factors, which represent direct realization of various elements of the Noble Eightfold Path.