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Poison as Antidote: Working with Anger, Attachment, and Confusion with Eve Ekman, Saturday July 8th 10am-4pm Against the Stream San Francisco

  • Against the Stream 2701 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

From the Buddhist perspective, the three ‘poisons’ of anger, attachment and confusion are said to be the root disturbing emotions that all other destructive emotions arise from. They are identified as ‘poisons’ because they contribute to our dissatisfaction, and often disturb any hope for clarity and calmness in our mind. From the Western Psychological perspective we see how difficult emotions pervade our daily life, and how we often seek ways to avoid and distract ourselves away from feeling the contents of difficult experiences.

Our day long will be a highly experiential training to identify and examine these three ‘poisons,’ and find antidotes from within. You will be guided through both Buddhist contemplative and western scientific approaches to working with destructive emotions, learning to soften to our challenging emotions and mental states. There will be guided meditation, discussion, and reflective writing throughout the day. Join us, as we use our emotional life as a tool for transformation. Bring your emotions!