Even though the emotions are often considered to be negative, their true nature is wisdom.
What are the problems with emotions such as anger, jealousy, pride, desire etc.? First of all, they can be painful. Second, they distort our understanding of what we see by creating a base for prejudices. Third, having energy potential, they affect our actions either pushing us to act or blocking our impulses beyond our will.
During this course we are going to explore if emotions are really problematic or they are important aspects of our natural inborn mechanisms of self-regulation and self-sustenance. We’ll explore what emotions really tell us, how they guide and protect us, why these mechanisms sometimes malfunction, and what we can do in order to fix them.
Desire can indicate that we are lacking something
Jealousy can push us to become better
Pride gives the satisfaction from what we've learned
Anger can indicate that something goes wrong
Igor Berkhin is a long-term meditation practitioner, a Buddhist translator, and a teacher authorized by a prominent Dzogchen master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. Besides teaching in a spiritual context, he is one of the pioneers of secular mindfulness meditation in Russia who also broadly teaches around the world. His online course on meditation created for Yoga Journal in 2012 immediately attracted 7000 subscribers and is still one of the most popular online courses on meditation in the Russian language. He presented mindfulness to important think tanks in Russia and teaches meditation for the students of Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis as well as to Gestalt Psychotherapy community. One of his projects is about how to apply contemplative practices for recognizing and neutralizing psychological manipulations. He is a co-founder of the first Russian interdisciplinary conference on mindfulness as well as of the association of Russian-speaking mindfulness teachers.
Four weekly sessions on Fridays: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2023.
Mexico City 07:00-09:00
New York 09:00-11;00
London, Tenerife 14:00-16:00
Paris, Barcelona, Berlin 15:00-17:00
Jerusalem, Moscow, Kiev 16:00-18:00
Beijing, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia 21:00-23:00
The recordings will be available soon after each session.
The course will be in Zoom. You will also be added to the course's mailing list (Googlegroups), so please check you spam-box. Technical messages from Googlegroups can appear in Russian language but do not worry, it's a technical bug and not a Russian collusion, so all communication will be in English.
According to your circumstances, you can choose whether you pay full or reduced price which is meant for those who experience financial difficulties.
Worldwide 55 $ or 33 $ reduced.
Eurozone 50 € or 30 € reduced.
Israel 234 ₪ or 140 ₪ reduced (17% VAT included).
Russia 4500 ₽ or 2700 ₽ reduced.