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Applying Mindfulness to Difficult Emotions

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The Buddha emphasized the need to cultivate an inner peace that is independent from external conditions. This teaching has become particularly relevant during the past year of widespread pain and uncertainty. Bhante Buddharakkhita, who leads an emergent Theravada Buddhist community in his home country of Uganda, will guide us through mindfulness meditations for weathering the emotional storms of a turbulent world.

Bhante Buddharakkhita is the founder and abbot of the Uganda Buddhist Centre in Kampala, Uganda. He is the spiritual director of Flowering Lotus Meditation Center in Magnolia, Mississippi, a Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and the author of Planting Dhamma Seeds: The Emergence of Buddhism in Africa and Sowing Seeds of Peace: Mindfulness Meditation for Finding Peace Within.

You can learn more about Bhante Buddharakkhita and the story of the Uganda Buddhist Centre in “Buddhism Takes Root in Africa,” or “Visiting Teacher: Bhante Buddharakkhita.”