At every point of vulnerability is where the surrender takes place - that is where the god enters. The god comes through the wound.
Marion Woodman
Gehlek Rimpoche

We have to find and heal the Osama bin Laden hiding in the mountains of our own heart.

Learn various approaches to purifying and transforming negative emotions using guided visualization as well as participate in self-healing guided meditations. Fear, anger and other negative emotions can have a debilitating effect on the quality of our lives. Left unchecked, such emotions can lead to deleterious effects on our physical health and well being. This workshop will provide you with the tools to purify and transform negative emotional states. Learn to open new dimensions of love and compassion for yourself and others through deep meditation, guided imagery and healing energy.

Often, negative emotions arise as the fault of ignorance or misconception. That is, our ego’s self-cherishing attitude gives rise to expectations and preconceptions. When reality fails to live up to these expectations, preconceptions and projections, negative emotions such as anger or fear may arise. However, there are specific meditation practices that can purify and transform such negative states by reducing the ego (e.g., self-cherishing) and engendering compassion for others. For example, “Nine Round Breathing” is a powerful practice that purifies the subtle energy channels and their associated negative energies of anger/aversion, attachment and ignorance (also known as the "three poisons"). The latter, coupled with an analytical meditation on the “Four Powers”, can purify and transform negative emotional energies through the practice of recognition, regret, non-repetition and re-direction.

Meditation on forgiveness is also a very powerful spiritual practice. Forgiveness is a courageous act as healing the past and our wounds of anger, grief, loss, and guilt can be a very challenging task. The healing process begins with self-acceptance and self-love, and allows the release of judgment, fear and anger toward yourself and others. Finally, the practice of “give and take” (Tibetan tong-len) utilizes breathing and visualization to eliminate the selfishness of the ego while engendering compassion for others. This practice truly embodies Jungian analyst Marion Woodman’s contention that growth and individuation involves learning to love another’s imperfect heart with our own imperfect heart.
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