This talk provides conceptual understanding of an important aspect of Theravada Buddhism derived from the Visuddhimagga, an ancient and extensive treatise on vipassana and the process of Awakening.  The Progressions of Insight are stages of insight awareness that can be noted by a meditation student and then validated during a review with an experienced teacher.  Each of the stages are reviewed during the talk.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  STAGES OF AWAKENING

The focus of next week’s meeting, which can now be attended in the meditation hall while wearing a mask, as well as through Zoom online, occurs on Thanksgiving Eve, and the topic is gratitude–for the teachings, one’s meditation practice and uplifting reflections on the blessings of life.