Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions
Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku
May 23–27, 2013
Intense emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear can either trap us in struggles or open us to the direct experience of awakening. This retreat presents techniques to expose core belief structures that perpetuate emotional confusion, meditation practices that foster clarity and insight, and daily Hatha Yoga classes. Revealing that even the most painful emotions offer us an opportunity to develop genuine compassion, these practices also give us a glimpse of the pure energy that is the essence of emotion. Guest presenter and artist Cynthia Moku will also lead a special contemplative brush-and-ink session as a means of trusting emotions.
This retreat will be held at the Red Feather campus.
Acharya Dale Asrael is an associate professor at Naropa University in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Buddhist Studies, and Contemplative Education departments. She is the Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala International. Dale studies qigong with, and has been authorized to teach by, Eva Wong.
Cynthia Moku is an accomplished artist in Japanese brushwork and Buddhist Scroll painting. A student of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, she continues her meditation training with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Cynthia is the founder of Naropa University’s Visual Art Degree Program.