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Mindfulness Talk: Staying Present In Difficult Moments

  • Rising Lotus Yoga 14148 West Magnolia Boulevard Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423 United States (map)
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To create a more peaceful world, we must each look at our own words and actions that contribute to suffering. This involves staying present with feelings that make us uneasy. This workshop applies Buddhist wisdom to the common problems of ingrained reactions. 

When we are upset (justified or not), we often lash out because on some level we believe we’ll feel better. But really, we don’t. Our own bodies become filled with the negative feeling, and a dis-ease is spread, not transferred. When we learn to slow down and face what we are feeling instead of reacting, we become free. We become free of our fears and we become active participants in creating a nonviolent future.

In our time together, I’ll share practical techniques to help you respond to difficult situations from a place of vision rather than fear or pain. I’ll share stories and insights that will help you transform future moments of difficulty into wisdom and compassion. We'll begin with a guided metta meditation practice, followed by storytelling, discussion, and some Q&A. On this topic, I draw inspiration from teachers of stillness including Pema Chodrin, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Terry Tempest Williams. Please consider inviting your friends, 
family, co-workers, and fellow activists for change.

FEE: $40 adv / $45 day of
REGISTRATION available soon.

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