January 18 through February 15, 2017
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
“When we bring awareness to our emotions, something truly amazing happens. They lose their power to make us miserable.”
— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
In difficult times, we need tools for dealing with anger, fear, anxiety and sadness.
Learn to work with a 3-step emotional rescue plan to look at the raw power of emotions. See how emotions can give you a deeper message than just pain and discomfort.
Increase your ability to tolerate intense emotional situations while maintaining mindfulness and a sense of empathy.
We will discuss readings from the Emotional Rescue book, and engage in powerful and transformative experiential exercises individually and in groups.
The Emotional Rescue Book Group will be facilitated by two long-time students of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.
Howard M. Aposhyan, PhD is a licensed psychologist with Western Washington Medical Group’s Department of Psychology in Everett, Washington. A meditation practitioner for 25 years, he is a senior student of the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and a practice instructor in the Nalandabodhi Sangha. He has taught psychology and meditation at University of Colorado, University of Oregon, and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
Sandra Roscoe, PhD has been a long time practitioner of Buddhism and a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1996. She holds a PhD in psychology with a focus on family systems, and was a graduate and undergraduate professor at NSU. Sandra was director of Nitartha Institute for 3-1/2 years. She has been teaching at Nitartha Institute since 2013, and in 2016 was made a fully authorized faculty member.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy That Empowers You by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
In this life-changing book, acclaimed Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche shows how to free yourself from being a victim of your emotions by gaining the awareness and understanding that will help you harness their power.
Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting roller-coaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states, the depths of delusion and despair, and everything in between. When we bring awareness to our experience of emotions, something truly amazing happens—they lose their power to make us miserable.
The purpose of this book is to introduce certain methods for working with disturbing emotions so that gradually, step by step, we can move from being victims to partners to creative collaborators with these profound energies.
Nalandabodhi members: $40
For those with financial hardship: $10