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Releasing Emotional Reactions 1

Aim of the retreat, overview of content including levels of practice and meditation methods, initial instruction.


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Releasing Emotional Reactions 2

Emotional reactions, what they are, why they are problematic, what does releasing mean, difference between releasing and suppression, instruction in five-step method of releasing from Thich Naht Hanh based on bare attention and the four foundations of mindfulness


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Releasing Emotional Reactions 3

Q&A based on students’ experience with bare attention, common difficulties and how to work with them, additional instruction on the four foundations


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Releasing Emotional Reactions 4

Taking emptiness and compassion as the framework, difference between actual and projected experience, working with actual experience, instruction in five-step method that uses taking and sending (tonglen) to release emotional reactions.


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Releasing Emotional Reactions 5

Q&A based on the students’ experience with taking and sending, common difficulties and how to work with them, additional instruction on taking and sending


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Releasing Emotional Reactions 6

Taking original mind, direct awareness, as the basis, all experience as the expression of awareness, instruction in a five-step process based on direct awareness (mahamudra and dzogchen), cautions and pitfalls.


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Releasing Emotional Reactions 7

Q&A based on the students’ experience with direct awareness, simplified instruction in the five steps, common difficulties and how to work with them, connecting the three methods, how to use these in life, the student-teacher relationship, challenges in practice.


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Releasing Emotional Reactions 8

Retreat summary prepared by grateful students.