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Date: March 15th-17th, 2019.


Working With Our Emotions On The Cushion And In Daily Life

Working With Our Emotions On The Cushion And In Daily Life
Practice Retreat with Authorized Santi Maha Sangha Instructor Mariano Gil


Misconceptions About Emotions in Buddhist Thought
FREE public talk with authorized Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) instructor Mariano Gil
Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm (ET)
Location: Tsegyalgar East, 18 Schoolhouse Rd, Conway, MA -  in-person or via Zoom videoconference
For more information or to register: see the Friday talk event listing>>


Working With Our Emotions On The Cushion And In Daily Live
Practice retreat with authorized Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) instructor Mariano Gil

Open to all members with transmission and to those who are sincerely interested in the Dzogchen path.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & March 17, 2019
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm / 2:30pm-5:00pm Eastern Time (ET)
Location: Tsegyalgar East, 18 Schoolhouse Rd., Conway, MA - in-person or via Zoom videoconference

Attend in person at the Tsegyalgar Schoolhouse or via Zoom videoconference
Fee: $100/complete course; $60/per day; $35/per session

Register/Pay Online>>

Please consider giving a donation to the Sponsorship Program. If you need financial assistance, are an IDC member and plan to attend in person, please contact bluegakyil@tsegyalgar.org


We cannot escape our emotions. They are part of us, and therefore they hold a crucial place in our spiritual practice. Are emotions poison or medicine, are they positive or negative?

Combining practice sessions with discussion, we will explore how to understand and deal with our emotions from the perspective of Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen. Through our emotions we can ultimately discover both our limitations as well as a doorway to our natural state.


Mariano Gil is a New York City based musician and visual artist, and a medical doctor by training. Mariano performs music, shows his paintings, and has taught Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) courses at Delegling, Buenos Aires, Argentina and at Kundrolling in New York City.

Mariano became a student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1993, having been a long time Theravada meditation practitioner studying with Larry Rosenberg and Narayan Liebenson at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center and various retreat centers. He passed the Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) Base Level exam in 1995, and became an authorized SMS Base Level instructor in 2015.