The Gate of Tears: Difficult Emotions and the Dharma

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Drawing on fifteen years of teaching in Jewish and Buddhist communities,  Dr. Jay Michaelson’s new book, The Gate of Tears, explores the Buddha’s insight that it is possible to know and coexist with difficult emotions, rather than repress, indulge, avoid, or attempt to banish them.  These “unwelcome houseguests” can be our best allies on the path.

As a meditation teacher (now teaching jhana in the tradition of Ayya Khema and Leigh Brasington), Jay is known for conveying challenging subjects in an accessible, humorous style, and this conversation (not a reading!) promises to be just that.