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Working with anger in daily life

Working with anger in daily life

One of two talks given at Wihara Ekayana Serpong in Serpong, Indonesia.

  • The characteristics that unite the varieties of anger
  • Recognizing that anger is harmful and is not our friend
  • Learning to recognize the mental and physical signs of growing angry
  • Working with criticism
  • Antidotes to anger
  • Questions
    • How can I control my temper when I get angry with my children?
    • What can I do when I don’t want to be around someone who has harmed me?
    • Is it okay to be angry at someone to teach them a lesson?
    • How can we help those who are on medication for emotional problems?
    • Does intention affect the weight of karma?

Working with anger in daily life (download)

The second talk can be found here.

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.