Transforming anger

Shantideva’s “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds,” Chapter 6, Verses 70-79

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Part of 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 Centro Cultural Isidro Fabela—Museo Casa del Risco in Mexico City.

  • A story related to the discussion on justice and dignity for victims
  • The relationship between attachment and anger
  • Taking responsibility for our “buttons”
  • The story of “Sam” and “Angelo”
  • Changing our perspective on suffering
    • Rejoicing in purification and cultivating compassion
    • How the suffering we endure in pursuit of worldly concerns is futile
    • Creating merit by doing the taking and giving meditation
  • Stopping anger when our enemies receive praise
  • Questions and answers
    • When someone rejects your apology
    • Being criticized for practicing virtue
08 Working with Anger and Developing Fortitude 04-22-15

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