Anger in the moment

Anger in the moment

Part of a series of talks given during the annual Young Adult Week program at Sravasti Abbey in 2011.

  • The nature of the mind—clarity and awareness
  • The mind has the quality of luminosity
  • How the mind works and the power of the mind
  • Anger is a moment arising in the mind
  • Disadvantages and advantages of anger
  • Antidotes to anger include
    • Subduing the mind
    • Recognizing how afflictions arise
    • Equanimity with caring aspects
    • Love and compassion
    • Breathing meditation
    • Calming the mind
    • Generosity
    • Loving kindness
    • Fortitude/patience
    • Integrity
    • Consideration of others

Young Adult Week 2011: Anger (download)

Venerable Thubten Tarpa

Venerable Thubten Tarpa is an American practicing in the Tibetan tradition since 2000 when she took formal refuge. She has lived at Sravasti Abbey under the guidance of Venerable Thubten Chodron since May of 2005. She was the first person to ordain at Sravasti Abbey, taking her sramanerika and sikasamana ordinations with Venerable Chodron as her preceptor in 2006. See pictures of her ordination. Her other main teachers are H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya and H.E. Dagmo Kusho. She has had the good fortune to receive teachings from some of Venerable Chodron's teachers as well. Before moving to Sravasti Abbey, Venerable Tarpa (then Jan Howell) worked as a Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer for 30 years in colleges, hospital clinics, and private practice settings. In this career she had the opportunity to help patients and teach students and colleagues, which was very rewarding. She has B.S. degrees from Michigan State and University of Washington and an M.S. degree from the University of Oregon. She coordinates the Abbey's building projects. On December 20, 2008 Ven. Tarpa traveled to Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights California receiving bhikhshuni ordination. The temple is affiliated with Taiwan's Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order.