Emotional work is being embraced by teachers as a real and necessary part of the spiritual path.
Gone are the days of abandoning your life and heading for the monastery. 

We live in a time where we bring our practice from the cushion to the family, the careers, and the motivations of our lives.

Without understanding the language of our unconscious, we can get lost in ongoing emotional activation, which shows up as mind-wandering, pain, and dullness, instead of attaining the deeper states of concentration and mindfulness that meditation was meant to guide us into.

Keep your time on the cushion effective.
We're teaching effective emotional processing in the context of meditation to help you progress beyond:
  • Mind Wandering
  • Physical Pain
  • Overwhelming Memories
  • Subtle Dullness
Most mind wandering is the result of activated emotions trying to resolve themselves without the proper tools.

Some of our physical pain can be the result from psycho-emotional holding.

Dullness can be the result of avoiding being fully present with the emotions and body sensations that arises during meditation.
Be guided through three distinct practices to help you identify and move through these hindrances, quickly and effectively.
The Three Practices
1) Core-Feeling Noting

A practice which allows you to recognize and mark the underlying emotional feelings driving your mind chatter, without "diving in" to them.    It works best after you have done the Nedera Clearing process and the charge is greatly reduced.   By marking the residual feeling as the thought enters peripheral awareness, it becomes easier to put aside, and you can stay with the object of attention. Often used in the first and intermediate stages.

2) The Nedera Process:

Use this practice when the emotional charge is either fairly large or persistent.   You make the emotion or thoughts an object of attention, and process it using the Nedera sequence, so you may release it from your unconscious activations.   You can use this at the end of the day, or for a few minutes before beginning your meditation practice, or to help with the clearing processes associated with stages 4 through 7.

3) Bio-Emotive Focusing

Use this practice to unpack and work with physical aches and pains.  Even when pain is postural (from sitting for extended periods of time) there is often a psycho-emotional component.  Bio-Emotive Focusing helps you find any unresolved emotional feelings locked in your body and helps release them.   This process can be used early in meditation or in later stages, when physical pliancy is trying to come about.  
Sessions will include:
✔ Group discussion of ideas 
✔ Weekly homework
✔ Partnered exercises and group sharing
✔  Practicing all three processing methods
By the time you've completed our course, you'll have:
  •   an understanding of how the emotional system effects your meditation
  •   personal insights and releases making it easier to achieve higher stages of meditation
  •  have the confidence and ability to actually use your training in practice
  •  be able to explain the process to fellow dharma practitioners.

Interested in the Training?
We have a few videos prepared to introduce you to Dr. Tataryn and to tell you more about the 
course before you decide to make the commitment.    

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(We will send you registration information and updates when they are ready.)
You will also be taken to the first (of two) videos.   

In this first Video I talk about the relationship between Emotions and the Five Hindrances!

This is a 5 week course beginning Monday, April 23, 2018 at 8:00pm CT/ 6:00Pm PT

The cost is $235.00 USD.  

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About the Facilitators

Dr. Douglas J Tataryn has been a full-time clinical psychologist for 17 years, and prior to that spent 20 years as a statistics and research consultant.

Combining his 40+ years meditation practice with his work as a psychologist, he is sharing his insights and healthy emotional processing/ healing practices to help people live fuller, healthier, and happier lives.

About the Facilitators

In 1981 Darlene stepped into Buddha Dharma as a student of Theravadin lay monk Kema Ananda, and has since been a student of various Karma Kagyu Namgyal lineage teachers in Canada.   In the Zen tradition she was ordained as a Priest in 2014 by 83rd Zen Patriarch Jun Po Denis Kelly into the Rinzai Zen Hollow Bones Order and given the names Emyo Seien (Gift of Clarity/ Pure Circle).   Darlene is presently a TMI teacher in training with Upasaka Culadasa (Dr. John Yates).

Over the years Darlene has woven Integral Theory into her life and practice.  Find out more about her at:

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