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Recognizing Emotions as They Arrive

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We spend our days bombarded by emotions, and if we act on our negative ones, they threaten to derail us. However, if we take the time to notice the texture of our mental and emotional landscape, it can help us widen the gap between action and reaction, giving us some distance from our automatic—and often mindless—responses. Join Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche, head of the Trungram lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, as he explains the Third Moment Method. By breaking our experience down into three moments—sensing, arising, and reacting—and learning to distinguish them from one another, we can live a life with less fallout from anger, frustration, jealousy, and greed.

You can read Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche’s practice piece, “The Power of the Third Moment,” here.