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Cultivating Emotional Balance

August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2019

Emotions rule our lives. During just one day we experience multitudes of different emotions: anger, joy, sadness, fear. How do you deal with anger? Do you tend to suppress it because you think anger is shameful and never express what your needs are? Or do you tend to burst into anger and later regret that you have done that? Obviously, these two extremes are not helping us be happier.

But there is a way! In Cultivating Emotional Balance 8-week course you will learn to accept and watch your emotions without getting involved in the old habituated stories.

And it does not end there! You will learn to develop the causes of genuine happiness – refine your attention, understand why you feel dissatisfaction and distress, and expand empathy starting from yourself.

Come join us! This course is a result of the collaboration between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the world renown psychologist Paul Ekman and a prolific writer, scientist, and Buddhist teacher Alan Wallace. It is the first level of Cultivating Emotional Balance curriculum.

About the facilitator: 

Zarina has been exploring the subject of happiness from different angles. She studied psychology for her undergraduate degree and wrote a thesis about female happiness. Later when she came into contact with Buddhist philosophy and Iyengar yoga, she found answers to a lot of her questions about the mind, genuine happiness, and meaning in life. Zarina is very much inspired by the message of His Holiness the Dalai Lama about secular ethics – education about cultivating universal human values such as love and compassion irrespective of whether one is a believer or a non-believer. She studied Buddhist philosophy at Sera Je Monastery in India and Europe. She is a certified Iyengar yoga and Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) teacher.

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