Letting Go of Painful Emotions: A Buddhist Meditation Retreat (Nov 6)


Meditation and teachings guided by modern Buddhist teachers Michèle Souter and Rocio Arana
Saturday, November 6, 11am-3pm (includes a lunch break)

Cost: $35 ($30 by November 4) includes vegetarian lunch
Standard members: $25 ($20 by November 4) includes lunch
Plus members: Free (need to sign up by November 4)

*Please note: We are offering this retreat in person or via Zoom livestream. If you choose Zoom livestream, then after you submit payment, you will receive an email link to the meeting. This link is for your personal use only. Video recordings will also be available through November 10*


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“Sufferings, problems, worries, unhappiness and pain all exist within our mind; they are all unpleasant feelings, which are part of the mind. Through controlling and purifying our mind we can stop them once and for all.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life

When we are unhappy or in pain, we naturally want to do something to make it stop, but how can we get relief when it’s inside our mind? We can do this through the power of the mind itself. This might sound easier said than done, but with a little bit of explanation, we can get started. Basically, what we need to know is that emotions are not physical or solid, and so just like a cloud in the sky, they can disappear back into a clear mind, without repressing them or taking them out on others.

This introductory retreat will focus on simple ways in which we can let go of painful emotions, using techniques from Buddhist teachings and meditations.

Registration Policy: If you cancel 24 hours prior to the start of the event we will refund all except 25%. If you cancel on, or after, the event, no refunds are given. Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to ad@meditateinfortlauderdale.org within 2 weeks of the end of the Event. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.