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Learn to confront depression and lift your mind
Kadampa Meditation Center Houston
Learn to confront depression and lift your mind

Freedom from Painful Emotions Series: Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression - There is widespread depression in our society these days, and everyone finds themselves battling the blues from time to time. Sometimes depression is triggered through loss, chronic pain, or trauma, but there are also times when we are not even really sure why we are so unhappy. We suffer greatly from these unhappy minds. Fortunately, within the teachings of Buddha are many methods to not just “cope” with our depression, but actually triumph over it. We can awaken our mind to a new view of our self and our world, and find joy and meaning in the great opportunities that this life actually offers us. Freedom From Painful Emotions - Painful emotions such as stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness cause us much unhappiness and stop us from being able to truly enjoy our life. This once–a-month, four-part series will let us investigate these painful feelings and learn the simple techniques employed in Buddhist meditation and mindfulness to let go of negative emotions, past pain and bad habits, and to cultivate positive states of mind. Through applying these instructions to our daily life, we can all learn to live a happier and more fulfilling life. In each class, we will focus on how to deal with a particular painful emotion, learning practical methods to reduce its hold on us and in this way allowing us to experience a deep and satisfying emotional freedom. As our delusions diminish, we draw closer to the person we wish to be, a joyful, confident and loving person. You can join in December: Working Through Feelings of Loneliness and Loss – Friday, Dec 11. [Organizer's description]