September 9, 2021

Understanding the Factors of Awakening with Christina Feldman and Jaya Rudgard

Working with difficult mental states like anger, craving, and jealousy is an important part of the Buddhist path. But the Buddha also taught the cultivation of positive and wholesome states of mind, which he referred to as the “factors of awakening.”

Join us for Understanding the Factors of Awakening, a free live virtual workshop with Bodhi College and Insight Meditation teachers Christina Feldman and Jaya Rudgard. In this special hour-long event, Feldman and Rudgard will offer an introduction to the bojjhanga (“awakening factors”) teachings of the early Buddhist canon, and will lead a guided meditation to support you in cultivating positive qualities such as mindfulness, equanimity, joy, and tranquility.

This workshop is a preview for Tricycle and Bodhi College’s new eight-week online course, The Seven Factors of Awakening, starting on September 13.

Join the live Zoom workshop on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. PDT.

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Christina Feldman

Christina Feldman is a co-founder of Gaia House and a guiding teacher emeritus at Insight Meditation Society, in Barre, Massachusetts. The author of a number of books, she has been teaching insight meditation retreats internationally since 1976. She is one of the teaching faculty of the CDPP programme, dedicated to the study and application of the early teachings of the Buddha. She also teaches on the Buddhist psychological foundations of mindfulness to those training to teach mindfulness-based applications in England, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Christina’s recent books include Boundless Heart: The Buddha’s Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity and Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology, with William Kuyken.

Jaya Rudgard

Jaya Rudgard began meditating in 1984, and from 1996 to 2005 was ordained as a nun in the Thai forest tradition in England at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. She subsequently trained as an Insight Meditation teacher at Spirit Rock in California and Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts. She teaches meditation retreats and courses in the UK and internationally. Jaya has extensive experience teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindful Self-Compassion and teaches retreats for Mindfulness teachers and teachers in training. She also enjoys practising and teaching qigong.


  • Date: September 9, 2021
  • Time: 2:00PM EDT
  • Format: Live virtual webinar on Zoom
  • Price: Free
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