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The downside of anger

Part of a series of talks given during a retreat on "Disarming the Mind: Working with Anger for a Happier Life" at the Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Pomaia (Pisa), Italy.

  • Real freedom is freedom from afflicted mental states
  • Buddhist mindfulness versus secular mindfulness
  • Anger is an emotion not the behavior
  • The different behaviors that come out of being angry

Disarming the mind 04 (download)

  • Questions and answers
    • How do you deal with your own mind when someone else is angry?
    • How do you help someone who is self-destructive?
    • Getting out of samsara requires a long-term view

Disarming the mind 05 (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.