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Working with Difficult Emotions: Yoga & Meditation Daylong

  • Mindfulness Care Center 42 Gough Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Saturday, June 4th from 9:00-4:00pm with lunch break

The joy and difficulty of human life is found in in the expression and feeling of emotions. Connection, caring, love, compassion and wisdom are natural expressions which can become blocked when the beautiful monsters of anger, lust, greed and jealousy emerge. Rather than suppressing these emotions, masking them or running away from them, can we use them as friends on our path to awakening? 

Join Tenzin Namsel and Cynthia Bates on a daylong exploration of building friendliness and connection with our difficult emotions in a safe environment. The day will include a mixture of yoga, meditation instruction, practice and Q&A/discussion. Open to all. No experience with yoga or meditation required. 

A portion of donations will go toward Tsokyni Rinpoche's Nepal Nun project also supported by Pema Chodron:

Suggested Donation: $65-$108
(No one will be turned away)

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TENZIN NAMSEL is an American Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He holds a bachelor of music degree in performance from the Berklee College of Music. He took his monastic ordination with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2008 and has developed his Buddhist studies and practice under an array of well-respected Tibetan Buddhist masters and in a variety of solitary meditation retreats. Namsel teaches meditation and Buddhist philosophy throughout the United States. He also supports Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Pundarika Sangha as a practice advisor and leads review sessions during teaching retreats with Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Namsel seeks to explore the intersection of religious and secular values and is passionate about building bridges of compassionate connection for individuals, communities and the greater world.

CYNTHIA BATES is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) at the Intermediate Junior II level. Her goal as a teacher of yoga is singular, to inspire transformational experiences that lead to positive life change. For Cynthia, injury, illness and trauma can all be used as a skillful means for spiritual practice. She is a devoted student of Manouso Manos, Victoria Austin, B.K.S. Iyengar and the Iyengar family with whom she had the honor of studying with in India in 2010, 2012 and 2014. She is also a dedicated student of Tsoknyi Rinpoche and a practitioner of Buddhist meditation.

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