Emotional Rescue

Our world is red hot with emotions, stuck in age-old patterns. Yet we know that when we bring awareness to the deepest emotional hot spots, creative energy is suddenly set free. 

We believe that emotions we have long avoided could become our most sustainable source of energy and focus, fuel for building communities where all can flourish.

In 2016, Dzogchen Ponlop published Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Fear and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You, which has now been translated into multiple languages. The book lays out a 3-step method for using mindfulness to effectively engage the energy of emotions. 

Emotional Rescue courses give us practice in this powerful approach, and certify individuals to teach the method. Working together, we can begin to rescue ourselves, our energy, and our earth. 


Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely celebrated meditation teacher and the author of the book, Emotional Rescue. A sought-after speaker, Rinpoche has taught worldwide, including at Omega Institute, The Cooper Union, and Google San Francisco.

Our Team

Diane Biray Gregorio, PhD
Chief Executive

Diane Biray Gregorio, Ph.D. is a Harvard-trained social psychologist, applied researcher, nonprofit executive, speaker, and trainer. Since 1991 she has focused on global health, mindfulness, gender, poverty, and human rights. Dr. Gregorio combines meditation and scientific and philosophical studies with engaged action to alleviate human suffering. She has been trained by some of the top teachers in her fields, and by highly esteemed Buddhist masters. More at https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-biray-gregorio-ph-d/

Carlos Ferreyros
Senior Instructor

Carlos Ferreyros is a native of Lima, Peru, and has lived in the United States for 35 years. A longtime Buddhist practitioner, Carlos is a senior student and meditation instructor under the guidance of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. As a celebrated communications professional, Carlos has directed brands such as The Disney Channel, FOX, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, among others. His work won 9 EMMY awards. Carlos is co-founder of Zen, a meditation platform for Spanish speakers. He has taught Emotional Rescue in Mexico, Peru and Brasil. Carlos is passionate about learning, and helping others to discover, the positive benefits of meditation, mindfulness and awareness.

Ceci Miller
Content Development & Global Marketing Manager

Ceci Miller is an author, editor, communications consultant and trainer. She served as an editor for Emotional Rescue and Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. A graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has written, edited, and published books with bestselling authors through her company CeciBooks.com since 1988. She has consulted on a wide variety of print and digital publishing projects, including books and series for children. She has practiced meditation since 1976 and Buddhist teachings since 2005. More at www.linkedin.com/in/cecimiller

Jolanda Walter
Zoom Producer and Participant Care

Jolanda Walter (she/they) is a Black Southern facilitator, organizer and Zoom producer. Much of her work centers racial and healing justice. Her values affirm the humanity in all people. Her Zoom training is based on offering radical hospitality, centering comfort and care while her clients deliver the content. Jolanda enjoys taking care of her 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 kids, biking around New Orleans and camping adventures.

Rachel Seely
Participant Well-Being Liaison

Rachel (she/her) is a psychotherapist specializing in trauma treatment and spiritual growth. As an interfaith hospital chaplain, she draws from her background in Clinical Pastoral Education, as well as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and 25 years of meditation training and practice. Her work includes supporting life transitions by tending vulnerability, alleviating suffering, and honoring the intrinsic health and wisdom present within each of us. She lives with her family in Longmont, Colorado, and is the mom of a teenage daughter who loves horses.