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Well of Being Wednesdays, with Eve and Chandra

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This is a multi-session event. Please select how you would like to join.
Thu, Jun 30
2:00 AM
Thu, Jul 7
2:00 AM
Thu, Jul 14
2:00 AM
Thu, Jul 21
2:00 AM
Thu, Jul 28
2:00 AM
Thu, Aug 4
2:00 AM
Thu, Aug 11
2:00 AM

Event Information

Every Wednesday, join us at the “Well of Being” where Chandra and Eve offer contemporary translations of ancient Tibetan Buddhist tools coupled with modern psychology for cultivating concentration, emotion awareness, insight, and compassion. As guides, Chandra and Eve respectively draw from their expertise as lead instructors in experiential and evidenced-based trainings for emotion transformation, Feeding Your Demons® and Cultivating Emotional Balance. Reveal the healing source of your inner well-being through meditation, contemplation, and discussion.

This class is open to everyone. No prior meditation experience is required.

Book club: Beginning in November, Eve and Chandra will be reading and commenting on On the Path to Eightenment - Heart Advice From the Great Tibetan Masters, edited by Matthieu Ricard.

Occasional Special practice: Feeding Your Demons ® : Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons ® (FYD) is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows one to offer nurturing and understanding to one’s own inner demons, our disowned shadow parts, rather than engaging them in battle and struggle. We all have our demons. Paradoxically offering compassion to the parts of ourselves we wish would go away, develops the potential for transformation from demon to ally. This allows the psyche to move from polarization to integration, and the energy that has been trapped in the demon becomes accessible as the ally. FYD is of great benefit when working with a wide variety of both personal and collective issues,including depression, anxiety, addictions, physical issues, fear, anger, relationship challenges, and other dilemmas of modern life.

Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD, is the director of training at the Greater Good Science Center. She is also a UC Berkeley- and UCSF-trained social scientist and teacher in the field of emotional awareness and burnout prevention. Eve is a second-generation emotion researcher and has had meaningful collaborations with her father, renowned emotion researcher Dr. Paul Ekman. Their most recent project, The Atlas of Emotions, is an online visual tool to teach a language for improving our emotional awareness that was commissioned and supported by the Dalai Lama. Eve is the co-lead instructor for Cultivating Emotional Balance, an evidence-based meditation and emotion regulation training developed by Dr. Paul Ekman and Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace.

Lopön Chandra Easton is a teacher and translator of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the Assistant Spiritual Director and Lead Authorized Teacher for Tara Mandala Retreat Center, founded by Lama Tsultrim Allione. She has taught Buddhism and Yoga since 2001 and co-translated Sublime Dharma: A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection, published in 2012. She is currently writing a book on the 21 Taras in Buddhism. Visit www.shunyatayoga.com and www.taramandala.org.

Classes are archived on the SFDC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/sfdharmacollective