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Stress: The Disease Of Our Age - The Buddhist Way Out: Finding an effective way of dealing with stress

Teacher: Melanie Polatinsky
Cost: 2 days accommodation + R350 surcharge
Dates: Friday 22 May 2020 - Sunday 24 May 2020

melanie polatinskyStress, tension, fatigue, nervous disorders, pressure, mental strain, sleeplessness, unrealistic expectations - and so many other symptoms - cause us intense suffering and a life without peace of mind. The tense situations that we experience are not the primary cause of our stress, but the realization that our state of mind is the primary creator of this gives us the way to a different, Buddhist view. Join us for a weekend of meditation and exploration to find a different pathway to dealing with stress effectively.

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Melanie Polatinsky is a psychotherapist, and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, and has been empowered to teach by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, Abbot of Samye Ling Monastery, in Scotland. She has worked, taught and conducted retreats in a variety of fields for the past 45 years. These include meditation, dream work, death and dying, bereavement, inner child work, relationships, karma and reincarnation, inner peace, the five Wisdoms, discovering your true potential, and many other Buddhist topics including a Dzogchen View of life. She has done several self-retreats in India at Palpung Sherabling Monastery. She runs a Tibetan Samye Dzong Centre in Johannesburg and is involved in ongoing teaching in the above fields as well as many aspects of Vajrayana practice. She also teaches a Bardo group to train people in the death and dying teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as extensive direct work with the dying and their families. She has a private practice in psychotherapy with a Buddhist approach.