Transforming the Poisons

Four Weeks with Stephen Dansiger

Four Fridays Starting February 5, 2016




The three poisons – Greed, Anger, and Delusion – can be extinguished according to Buddhist teaching.  Are they extinguished suddenly, or are they actually more often transformed through dedicated practice?

In this four week class series we will look at each of the poisons individually to gain insight into their nature and to discover the practices that can help us in their metamorphosis.  The fourth class will bring all of our sitting, talks and Q and A discussion into focus, with the goal of each of us leaving the last gathering with a personal practice blueprint for transformation.

Early Buddhist teachings will be referenced as well as Zen teachings and teachers from the modern Insight tradition.

Class dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26

Cost: $20 per evening or $70 if paid in advance. There will be an opportunity to offer dana to the teacher at each class (teachers receive a portion of the reg fee and are supported by dana). Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and those who have less. Some scholarships and work-study are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no reg fee (but dana to the teacher is appreciated). Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.


Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT has been a practicing Buddhist since 1989.  Steve practiced in the Zen tradition for most of that time, including numerous retreats and a one-year residency at a Zen Buddhist monastery. He has taught mindfulness for over 20 years in a variety of settings, including meditation centers, schools, businesses, government agencies and treatment centers. He now teaches classes regularly at Against the Stream Meditation Society in Los Angeles, and also leads short retreats and workshops locally and nationally. In addition, Steve has served as Clinical Director of Refuge Recovery Centers, the premiere Buddhist addictions treatment center that he helped to establish along with Noah Levine.   More about Steve can be found at

This class will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, 90029