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Dealing with Emotions

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In the course of one day, we experience so many emotions. Some, such as genuine love and compassion, are valuable. Others, such as attachment, anger, closed-mindedness, pride and jealously, disturb our mental peace and lead us to act in ways that hurt ourselves and others. These pieces help us to examine our disturbing attitudes and negative emotions and to explore some antidotes to pacify and transform them.

 

Working with Anger
by Ven. Thubten Chodron©
for Tricycle Magazine USA
10 - 31 May 2006


Venerable Chodron gave a series of four telephonic teachings on anger for Tricycle Magazine.

10 May 2006: Session One
[48 minutes] : Download mp3 file
Venerable Chodron defines anger, the objects of anger. She talks about the Buddhist view of anger and also talks about the antidote to anger - patience.

10 May 2006: Session One Q+A
[7 minutes] : Download mp3 file
- Do Buddhists feel that they should not be angry?
- What about righteous anger, feeling angry when we see injustice?

17 May 2006: Session Two Q+A
      (Q+A precedes Session Two, below)

[17 minutes] : Download mp3 file
- What can parents do to help children handle anger?
- How do you let go of anger and resentment that has been festering for
years?
- How do we work with deep-seated anger?

17 May 2006: Session Two
[37 minutes] : Download mp3 file
Venerable Chodron talks about dealing with criticism and blame,betrayal of trust, and the judgmental mind.

24 May 2006: Session Three Q+A
      (Q+A precedes Session Three, below)

[18 minutes] : Download mp3 file
- How do we handle the adrenalin rush of anger and the addiction to that
feeling?
- Can anger cause disease such as cancer?
- How do you cultivate the space between the angry feeling and actions
of anger? What techniques can you use to calm yourself in that space?

24 May 2006: Session Three
[47 minutes] : Download mp3 file
Venerable Chodron continues her talk on the judgmental mind. She also talks about how anger relates to attachment, fear and depression.

31 May 2006: Session Four Q+A
      (Q+A precedes Session Four, below)
[14 minutes] : Download mp3 file
- Love, compassion and foregiveness for abusers.
- Does venting anger work, if not why not?
- How does anger destroy merit or positive potential?
- If you apply an antidote while anger arises, does it still destroy positive potential?

31 May 2006: Session Four
[38 minutes] : Download mp3 file
Venerable Chodron talks about anger at ourselves, cultivating love, compassion and tolerance for ourselves and others.

 

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