Program Details

Meditation for an Open Heart and Mind – Working with Emotions in Challenging Times


with Sandra Ladley
January 18 / 9:00 AM - January 19 / 5:00 PM

'The first principle of Shambhala vision is not being afraid of who you are.' Yet sometimes, no matter how much meditation we have done, we may still be haunted by familiar, persistent, difficult emotions.


How can we work with our emotions instead of struggling against them?


We may experience emotions such as fear, anger, or lethargy as obstacles—and for good reason. But our difficult emotions may be gateways to intelligence and wisdom. This training reveals the potency of leading our lives with an open heart.


Discover how to live with a clear mind, a gentle heart and a sense of humor through the practice of meditation. If you're curious about your own potential and if you care about creating a sane and harmonious society, join this weekend programme. People of all religious traditions are welcome, as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.


Erin Hall, Rosebank, Cape Town


Please don't let financial constraints keep you from attending.



Sandra Ladley is a long-time meditation practitioner and a senior Shambhala Buddhist resident teacher for the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Program Director and a core faculty member for the Karuna Training program in Contemplative Psychology in North America. Sandra teaches Buddhist, Contemplative Psychology and Dharma Art programs internationally. She draws on experiences as a teacher, counselor, and manager in business, mental health, hospice, and creative arts settings to bring depth, warmth and humor to her teaching.

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