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Examining anger and its antidotes

Examining anger and its antidotes

A talk given at the Manjushri Vihara Temple in Tainan City, Taiwan (ROC). In English with Chinese translation.

  • The importance of cultivating motivation at the beginning of any activity
  • The three motivations to recall each morning
  • Examining what anger is
  • Techniques to use when anger arises

Examining anger and its antidotes, part 1 (download)

  • Questions and answers
    • Is the teaching on anger related to the paramita of fortitude?
    • Can you turn conventional truths into ultimate truths with vipassana?
    • How do you deal with anger at yourself?
    • Is the emptiness taught in Buddhism taught in Confucianism?
    • Is emptiness related to what Descartes said—I think therefore I exist?
    • Is vipassana taught in other religions?
    • Is it really possible to benefit all sentient beings?
    • Why do people talk about a feeling of fear when they talk about emptiness?
    • Does emptiness mean letting go?

Examining anger and its antidotes, part 2 Q and A (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.