The term Bojjhanga literally means “those factors that foster Awakening”.  They are called “The Seven Awakening Factors”: Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy/Right Effort, Joy, Tranquility, Concentration and Equanimity.  Peter described the cultivation of these factors as present in undeveloped form from the beginning of practice, but maturing significantly once the Five Hindrances are set aside.  They cooperate interactively, with mindfulness being the “Chief Minister” in their operation.  Cultivation of them requires mindfulness of what triggers their emergence, what amplifies and coordinates their operation with other factors, and what brings them to their full potential.  The explanation was followed by discussion to integrate these concepts with what was experienced during the day’s meditation practice.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  SEVEN AWAKENING FACTORS