Dealing with Difficult Emotions Resources

With Martin Kerrigan 20th-21st March 2021

Why do we suffer? How can we change things for the better? Our ability to control external reality is very limited but we can definitely change the way we react to it. During this retreat, through a combination of meditation and discussion, we will be looking at the practical application of Buddhist Psychology, and how we can utilise this, both for or own benefit, and to put us in a better position to help others.

We will be exploring ways of dealing with the kinds of problems and difficulties that we all experience from day to day, and how we can use such situations in a positive way to help us develop and fulfil the incredible potential that lies within each and every one of us through the gradual transformation of our thoughts and emotions.

“When your mind is narrow, small things easily agitate you. Make your mind an ocean.” – Lama Yeshe

About Martin

Martin has been meditating, studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism for over 25 years, mainly under the guidance of Geshe Tashi Tsering at Jamyang London. 

He is an FPMT registered teacher and has taught for some years both Discovering Buddhism and Foundation of Buddhist Thought as well as a variety of other retreats and courses. 

He also tutored the Foundation of Buddhist Thought Correspondence Course for Jamyang London for 10 years and is currently studying the Basic Programme.

He is now living in South Wales where he and his wife Sara manage a National Trust property.

Book Recommendations by Martin for “Dealing with Difficult Emotions”

By Lama Yeshe – Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

By Kathleen McDonald – Wisdom Books

By Geshe Tashi Tsering – Wisdom Books

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama – Wisdom Books

  • ‘MindScience: An East-West Dialogue’ (Based on a symposium at Harvard Medical School involving His Holiness, other Buddhists and leading authoroties from the fields of medicine, psychiatry, psychology, psychobiology, neurobiology and education)

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