West London Buddhist Centre

Buddhism: Going Deeper – Working with difficult emotions

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  • Wed Nov 14th 2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 9:15 pm
  • Booking required
  • £100 Full waged / £70 Part waged / £35 Unwaged

Five Wednesdays 14 November-12 December 7.30-9.15pm

Difficult emotions such as anger, jealousy and confusion are part of our life, as are positive emotions such as joy, happiness, acceptance and abundance. The Buddhist path could be described as moving more and more away from negative emotions and more and more towards positive ones. The Buddha’s four noble truths state that there is suffering, there is a cause of suffering, there is an end to suffering and there is a noble path leading away from suffering. Negative emotions cause us and others suffering. Becoming aware of them and learning to work with them will benefit our lives and the lives of those around us.

In this course we will explore what the Buddhist tradition offers in the area of working with the suffering caused by difficult emotions. Participants should be willing to work with their own experience. Each session will start and end with a short period of meditation. There may be short periods of reflection during the evening too. There will be discussion in pairs and in small groups, and sometimes as a whole group.

Participants will be asked to do some home practice, such as noticing down observations, trying to employ the techniques they have learnt in their daily lives, and reporting back about their findings.

The maximum number of participants for this course is 15.

The course is an excellent follow-up to our Introduction to Buddhism course, but is open to all.


The easiest way to book is online - just click the button below.

Please make sure you have read all the details of the event, have made sure you are eligible to attend (eg for 'going deeper' events) and are willing to make any commitments that are required.

Bookings are fully refundable up to 7 days in advance. After that we cannot usually offer refunds.

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You can also book in person at the Centre, or by sending a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre along with your name, email and phone number and the name and date of the event to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

Please include your name, email and phone number with your booking.