Understanding anger

Shantideva’s “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds,” Chapter 6, Verses 22-34

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A series of teachings given at various venues in Mexico in April 2015. The teachings are in English with Spanish translation. This talk took place at Yeshe Gyaltsen Center in Cozumel.

  • Applying the Dharma to our present situation
  • Review on the fortitude of enduring physical suffering
  • Verses on the fortitude of practicing the Dharma (22 to 26)
    • Working with anger towards inanimate objects
    • Reflecting on others’ conditioning to awaken our compassion for them
    • Understanding the causes of anger
    • How daily practice stops the conditions for anger
    • Overcoming self-criticism by being aware of our buddha nature
  • Summary of verses refuting the tenets of non-Buddhist systems (27-31)
  • Keeping a happy mind influences our environment positively
  • Questions and answers
    • Relating responsibly to our past conditioning
    • Why we have different levels of tolerance towards others
    • Our misplaced expectations towards intelligent people
04 Working with Anger and Developing Fortitude 04-19-15

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