Home Study: Dealing with Emotions - Six Week Series



The Interdependence Project
302 Bowery 3rd Floor / Middle buzzer
new York, NY 10012
United States
Phone: 917.675.7151


Mon, 5/12/2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mon, 5/19/2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm




April 14 - May 19

Register for Live Class Here.

Audio Lectures are available a few days following the live class session.  They're available in mp3 format and and may be streamed from this website, or downloaded and listened to at your convenience.

This six-week series will present an overview of Buddhist teachings on how to work skillfully and navigate various emotional states. From the standpoint of Buddhist wisdom, emotions are simply energy of the mind, which can be misunderstood and engaged in destructively, or can be utilized and harnessed to bring about greater purpose and meaning in life. This is not just wishful thinking, but rather possible to actually make a reality through our daily practice of meditation and ethical living.

The following emotions will be studied and workshopped, with guidelines and weekly readings for how to work with these emotions during practice and daily life: Anxiety and Fear, Desire and Addiction, Anger, Sadness and Grief, and Knowing the difference between Confidence and Arrogance. Join us! 

Weekly readings will be drawn from a multi-lineage perspective, including readings by many contemporary Buddhist teachers and thinkers.

Ethan Nichtern
 is IDP's Founder and heads its Secular Buddhist Studies Program.  He's also a Shastri in the Shambhala tradition and the senior teacher in residence for the New York Shambhala community. Ethan is the author of the novel Your Emoticons Won't Save You, and the nonfiction book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence.  He's currently writing his next book, The Road Home, which will be published next year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


Series Prices

$60 Full Price (Non-member)
$48 Basic Members
$42 Sustaining Members


Free for Fearless and Endowing Members - contact kim@theidproject.org to register
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The Secular Buddhist Studies Program at the Interdependence Project offers a strong and accessible foundation in Buddhist meditation, psychology, philosophy, and ethics from a secular perspective, inclusive of multiple traditions and bodies of teaching. Learn more here.

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Hi Ethan,


Thank you for the wonderful class. Can you please point us to the instruction page for performing meditation on our own.



Dealing With Emotions Course...

Thank you Ethan for offering this course. Although I will not be able to attend in person, I will be listening to the recordings and contributing to the discussion board/blog. FYI, I've notified many of my Westchester Buddhist Center group about this course. I'm hoping to form a virtual study group with some. If you know of anyone else who cannot attend in person and would like to form a virtual study group, let me know. I've facilitated tons of learning groups and would be happy to lead/co-lead one for this course. -BILL (BillKegg@NOWCoaching.com)

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