In this practice group, we will engage the methods of shamatha vipassana (calm and insight) to develop inner balance in the midst of difficult emotions. We will learn how to safely turn towards the very emotions that scare us, such as fear, anger, grief, loneliness and self-doubt. Fully feeling whatever arises exactly as it is, we practice releasing our identification with our emotional atmosphere.
Sitting with ourselves and not fleeing, we have the opportunity to discover our capacity to befriend and understand the true nature of emotions. We will practice turning problems into wisdom as we cultivate a more joyful and compassionate way to live.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Sessions will include guided meditation periods, talks, and time for discussion and questions.