"Facing Life's Challenges: A Lion's Roar Buddhist Retreat"
-- in upstate NY at Garrison Institute, October 19 - 21, 2018
-- with Mushim Ikeda, Lama Justin Von Budjoss, and Melissa Myozen Blacker
Buddhism teaches that it’s only through becoming intimate with our emotions that they become workable. Fear, anxiety, stress, despair—these are just some of the painful emotions we find ourselves struggling with every day in a world that feels increasingly unsettled or even unsafe. Whether caused by illness, the loss of a loved one, addiction, loneliness, injustice, or violence, these emotions can seem overwhelming—but they needn't overtake us.
During this weekend retreat led by three outstanding Buddhist teachers, you’ll gain skills in meditation and contemplation, receive guidance, and be part of discussions that will help you:
-Be present with the heart/mind as it is and tune in to your emotional responses to difficult situations.
-Acknowledge real threats in your environment while cultivating resilience.
-Notice the ways you cling to painful emotions and make them seem “solid.”
-Respond to suffering—your own, and that of others—with compassion.
-Begin to approach fear with curiosity and even friendliness.
-Appreciate the wisdom inherent in all emotions—including painful ones.
-Learn to face life’s challenges with equanimity and even a little humor!
MELISSA MYOZEN BLACKER | ROSHI LAMA JUSTIN VON BUJDOSS MUSHIM PATRICIA
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