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Emotional Rescue Book Group


April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9

Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“When we bring awareness to our emotions, something truly amazing happens. They lose their power to make us miserable.”

— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche


In difficult times, we need tools for dealing with anger, fear, anxiety and sadness.

Learn to work with a 3-step emotional rescue plan to look at the raw power of emotions. See how emotions can give you a deeper message than just pain and discomfort.

Increase your ability to tolerate intense emotional situations while maintaining mindfulness and a sense of empathy.

We will discuss readings from the Emotional Rescue book, and engage in powerful and transformative experiential exercises individually and in groups.


Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy That Empowers You by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Emotional Rescue

In this life-changing book, acclaimed Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche shows how to free yourself from being a victim of your emotions by gaining the awareness and understanding that will help you harness their power.

Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting roller-coaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states, the depths of delusion and despair, and everything in between. When we bring awareness to our experience of emotions, something truly amazing happens—they lose their power to make us miserable.

The purpose of this book is to introduce certain methods for working with disturbing emotions so that gradually, step by step, we can move from being victims to partners to creative collaborators with these profound energies.



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The Emotional Rescue Book Group will be facilitated by Brian Sano.

Brian is a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and has practiced and studied Tibetan Buddhism for over a decade.  He is the Co-Director for Nalandbodhi in Washington, DC and the Co-Director for Nalandabodhi Sangha Community Building.


More information: nbdc@nalandabodhi.org


General: $65
Nalandabodhi members: $40
For students and those with financial hardship: $15

As the size of the group will be limited, please register soon to reserve your spot.

Emotional Rescue Book Group

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