Bringing Emotions to the Path

with Acharya Dan Hessey

February 21 - March 21, 2022

In this Monday night series, we'll examine how ego is always accompanied by the basic anxiety of trying to ignore pervasive impermanence. Kleshas are heavy-handed emotions we use to try to deal with that ignorance and with dualistic mind. They are a key part of the origin of suffering, but they are hard to work with because the big explosion of emotions arises from a tiny fuse of flickering thoughts.
Dharma teaches us how to work with emotions without adding further aggression, self-criticism and confusion to our lives. Each yana depends on the discipline and awareness of the previous one as we take the journey of letting go of ego fixation and opening to compassion and wisdom.
This course will be a shared journey in looking at how klesha and emotions arise, how they manifest in our life as suffering and karmic creation, and how dharmic practitioners of the three yanas overcome the kleshas and open their hearts.


To attend the opening live session on Monday Feb. 21, you must be registered by Saturday, Feb. 19, in order to receive welcoming information and the Zoom link. Recordings of live sessions will be made available to everyone who is registered for the program.
The Zoom room will open at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings, starting Feb. 21. Please sign in a few minutes early to check your connection and settle. The final class will meet on March 21.



Fee: $108


About Acharya Dan Hessey

Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism for nearly forty-five years. He served as Executive Director of Shambhala Mountain Center from 1985-92. He has taught Shambhala Buddhism throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, Australia, and Chile. He recently served four years as resident acharya at SMC.

Dan is on the founding board of The Beanstalk Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting grassroots social entrepreneurs based in Denver, Colorado. Over the last twenty years he has translated and written a commentary on the Yijing (I Ching) from the Chinese into English. It was published as Enlightened Society, a Shambhala Buddhist reading of the Yijing this year.

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