On 5 Tuesday nights, July 19 through August 16, 2016, Nalandabodhi New York will host a book group featuring celebrated Buddhist teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s latest publication, Emotional Rescue.
Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting rollercoaster ride
When you begin to open your heart to the suffering of the world, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. How do we work with the intense emotions that arise so we can find ways to act with compassion in our communities?Only by learning to relate to our emotions skilfully can we benefit from their richness and gain wisdom, instead of letting them control us. When we bring awareness to our emotions, something truly amazing happens, they lose their power to make us miserable
The book group will combine discussion of readings from Ponlop Rinpoche’s book, as well as experiential exercises that give a direct taste of practical everyday methods taught by Rinpoche to work with and transform our emotions.
Location: NBNY 64 Fulton St
Price: $75 for 5 weeks, $15 per class for drop in
For the first session please bring pen and notebook and read:
-Introduction pages xiii-xviii
-Getting to know your emotions pages 3-10
-Mindfulness is the key pages 21-43