Working with Afflictive Emotions
by Jean Esther, IPV Guiding Teacher Council Member
So often we come to Buddhist practice looking for relief from pain, particularly when it’s emotional. Paradoxically our meditation practice leads us to opening to ‘what is’. Not uncommonly, what can surface in meditation is the unresolved pain in our hearts.
Whether new or experienced in meditation please join Jean for this evening of exploration. Wednesday, October 23, sitting at 7:00pm and talk at 7:35pm.
The Buddha identified 3 poisons as the cause of unhappiness: greed, hatred, and delusion. When acted upon individually and systemically they perpetuate unhappiness and suffering for ourselves, for each other, and in our world.
This evening we will investigate their nature and how their antidotes can be cultivated and nourished leading to peace and happiness of the mind and heart.
Included will be sitting meditation, a Dharma Talk, and time for discussion.
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