Presented by

Cheryl Slean

Recorded:
8/29/2016
Location:
Seattle Insight Meditation Center
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Working with Difficult Emotions

Note: The recording begins as Cheryl is already speaking.

This talk and sit explores a few of the many dharma teachings and practices that can help us effectively respond to afflictive emotions. Emotions are a natural part of being human, so what makes some of them feel so overwhelming? What is the nature of the overwhelm and the nature of the emotion itself? How can we regulate ourselves back to equanimity with self-soothing practices, investigative mindfulness, self-compassion and ethics? Freedom from emotional stress is available to us in the here and now, if we’re willing to “face our demons” armed with the wisdom of the dharma path.