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The Misleading Mind, a workshop by Karuna Cayton-part 1 Oct 21
October 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $30.00
Karuna Cayton is a psychotherapist, business psychologist and coach, who’s goal is to help people achieve mental and emotional balance by developing a healthy mind.
Karuna will teach a 2-day course on his book:
“The Misleading Mind – How we create our own problems and how Buddhist Psychology can help us solve it”
Friday October 21st from 8:00-10:00pm
(Excerpt from the book The Misleading Mind)
When we are nervous before seeing the dentist, our anxiety is not seen as something separate from our sense of self. We say, “I’m really nervous about getting my teeth drilled,” and the internal experience is not one of a “designated” or “relative” self and nervousness. We are nervous. This misconception or dynamic, and it’s variations, is what is in action with all of our problems.
When we feel depressed, our self-identity becomes fused with depression. We have an extremely difficult time objectifying or depersonalizing depression. We are depression. This sense of fusion is graded, in that there are degrees of fusion. When the degree of fusion is massive, we could say that we get “body and psyche snatched.” We can literally see no end and no alternative to our hlpelessness; in fact we become the very incarnation of hopelessness, and then it is not surprising that a depressed person will feel suicidal. Death is considered the only alternative to finding release from hopelessness and its identity of a hopeless self.
Please register below to let us know you are coming. You are welcomed to attend any or all of the sessions.
You will have the option to make the payment online now or to donate at the door to contribute in whatever level you are comfortable with.