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.


Emotional Health
by Ven. Thubten Chodron©
University of Wisconsin, USA
July 2004

Venerable Chodron gave a series of three talks on emotional health from a Buddhist perspective at the University of Wisconsin in July of 2004.
[RealAudio files]

1: Emotional Health: Discontent and contentment. 9 July 2004
Ven. Chodron talks about the roots of discontent and how to retrain the mind to find contentment. [44 minutes]
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Questions and Answers [24 minutes] Download | Listen

2. Emotional Health: Friendliness. 16 July 2004
Ven. Chodron talks about friendliness from a Buddhist standpoint and how to increase the attitude of friendliness with traditional Buddhist meditations. [49 minutes] Download | Listen

Questions and Answers [32 minutes] Download | Listen

3. Emotional Health: Happiness and Suffering are created by our mind. 23 July 2004
Ven. Chodron talks about mind as the source of our own happiness and suffering, how we can take responsibility for our experience and create happiness for ourselves and others. [52 minutes] Download | Listen

Questions and Answers [29 minutes] Download | Listen


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