Befriending Emotions – Online

with Maureen Cooper
Sunday 16 October, 10am to 12.30 am (Irish time)

When we experience a wave of strong emotion all too often, we feel that we immediately need to control it, or transform it into a positive emotion, or just simply block it. In fact, all we need to do is to watch it, and to be aware of it. When we are aware of our emotion, we can see it in perspective and choose how we want to respond to it.

Buddhism has many strategies for working with the negative emotions of grasping, aversion, ignorance, pride, and jealousy. At the same time, it also encourages us to develop kindness, love, and compassion. On-going conversations between some of the younger Buddhist teachers and a variety of western scientists, psychologists and philosophers has produced a wealth of research that helps to deepen our understanding of these methods.

In this workshop we will investigate some of the findings that these discussions have produced and examine how they can expand our understanding of befriending our emotions. We will also listen to advice from a selection of Buddhist teachers and practice a range of techniques that they recommend.

Participants will leave the workshop with a range of tools they can immediately put into practice and a workbook to help them remember them.

We look forward to seeing you on-line!

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Fee €30
Concession €25

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Maureen Cooper
Maureen Cooper
Maureen first came across the Buddhist teachings in 1977 as part of her search to find meaning. The wisdom and compassion that the teachings offered made more sense to her than anything else she had encountered and led her to set out on a path of study and practice that has continued to sustain her over the years.

Inspired by the clarity of and accessibility of the teachings, in 2004 Maureen set up Awareness in Action in order to share her experience of how meditation and compassion can enable us to live with more kindness, generosity and awareness. Her latest book, The Stress Workbook demonstrates how effective this can be in working with such everyday problems as stress.

Having offered workshops and trainings in a range of countries over many years, Maureen is discovering how powerful and even intimate it can be to work with groups online. Her aim is make her online workshops as open, inclusive and interesting as possible to provide an energetic learning environment.