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Emotions: Donít Take Them Too Seriously

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Talks and teachings with Senior Tibetan Buddhist lama Dzogchen Rinpoche

Public Talk

Emotions: Don't take them too seriously

A SENIOR Buddhist lama is coming to Adelaide to teach local people how to stop taking their emotions so seriously.

His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche says emotions are actually neither good nor bad; it is the way we react to them that causes us problems.

Dzogchen Rinpoche will be in Adelaide on Wednesday 26 October at Payneham Library (2 Turner St, Felixstow) to give a public talk entitled 'Emotions: Don't Take Them Too Seriously'.

His Eminence, who is one of the highest lamas alive today in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, says: "We tend to believe our emotions. We either suppress our anger, jealousy and desire because they are regarded as negative or express them skillfully for our gain.

"The Dzogchen teachings however, see emotions as neither good nor bad in themselves rather saying that it's taking our emotions seriously, following and reacting to them, that causes us problems."

In this public talk, Dzogchen Rinpoche will introduce the Dzogchen view on emotions helping us to see them as they really are - transient projections of the mind and giving us very practical methods to end our daily struggle.

Doors open at 7pm, the talk begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 concession) and can be purchased online at

For further information call 0416 404 826 or email

Three-Day Weekend Seminar and Meditation

Emotions are fine: just don't follow them

There will also be the opportunity to attend a Three-Day Weekend Seminar and Meditation entitled 'Emotions are Fine: Just Don't Follow Them' from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October in Adelaide

His Eminence explains what people can expect at the seminar: "Through the practice of mindfulness and meditation, we learn to be more present in what we are doing. We are less distracted and have less judgment of anything we feel and experience. We become much more at ease with ourselves and others, have less worries about things going wrong and are able to enjoy ourselves much more, even in situations that we would usually consider stressful and difficult."

Tickets are $350 ($320 concession).

For seminar application forms and for further information call 0416 404 826 or email

These events are part of a worldwide tour that covers France, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and finally India. Dzogchen Rinpoche is the authentic Dzogchen lineage holder and head of Dzogchen Monastery in South India with more than 280 branch monasteries in Asia, mainly in Tibet, India, Nepal and Bhutan and in the West.

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When: 26 to 30 October
Where: Payneham Library, 2 Turner St, Felixstow
Cost: Varies
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