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.


Managing Illness:
Meeting Breast Cancer with the Dharma

by Kathleen Herron
Member, Friends of Sravasti Abbey (FOSA) Leadership Team
Sravasti Abbey, Newport, Washington, USA
6 May 2007

This talk on breast cancer and choosing a mastectomy was given by Kathleen Herron at Sravasti Abbey.

Audio [64 minutes] : Download mp3 file

Setting the context for meeting suffering; the 4 noble truths.
What my 4 teachers taught me:
  • Thubten Chodron -- Be kind to everyone at the hospital
  • Yangsi Rinpoche -- Be gentle with yourself; do taking and giving meditation
  • Lama Zopa Rinpoche, from Transforming Problems into Happiness -- " This is not a problem"
  • Geshe Kalsang Damdul -- Never think of this as anything but purification




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