The 5 Spiritual Faculties: What the Buddha Taught
In this course we will explore the Buddha's teachings on five qualities that empower our meditation practice: The Five Spiritual Faculties.
These five empowerments -- faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom -- are our greatest friends and allies on the path of practice. These qualities are most powerful when they are in balance: traditionally we think of faith balancing wisdom, and energy balancing concentration, with mindfulness providing the inner strength to balance all of these as we stay present and awake in every aspect of our life.
Through meditation, instruction, and group discussion in this class, we will experience for ourselves how each of The Five Faculties can be developed and utilized for the cultivation of inner balance.
This class is appropriate for people with some prior meditation experience such as a Basics of Mindfulness or MBSR class.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no class on April 25th.
*Payment arrangements are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
This class is a Dana based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class series, which includes 6 classes, is $180 dollars.
$30 per person of an average size class at InsightLA covers the cost of paying teachers, administrators, rent and outreach, as well as covering the participation of students who will pay less.
Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and otherâ€¦ Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.