Meditations for Balancing Sadness – Sun May 26
SUNDAY 26 May – 12 to 3pm
Sadness can be a difficult emotion to be with – producing a tendency to pull away or evoking a sense that we need to modify the sadness experience. This approach diminishes the value of the sadness message – that we are have lost something which we value.
In this session we will use the approach of accepting the experience, taking time to understand and listen to ourselves in a balanced way.
Doing so can provide us with the ability to work with the full range of our emotional experience (not only the positive ones) for a more rounded life.
This session forms part of the CEB course – which draws from the wisdom of contemplative meditation practices and emotional research.
The Cultivating Emotional Balance Training emerged from the Destructive Emotions dialogue between behavioural scientists and the Dalai Lama, Buddhist monks, and scholars at the Mind and Life Institute in Dharamsala, India, in March of 2000. At the culmination of this meeting the Dalai Lama requested that the important ideas raised in these sessions, specifically how to manage the everyday obstacles of our destructive emotions, be turned into an accessible secular training.