Counteracting anger

Counteracting anger

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Working with anger and our explosive mind
  • Why aren’t we angry with people who say unpleasant things about others?
  • Patiently accepting the ruin of our reputation
  • Giving criticism we receive to our self-centered thought
  • Should we defend our spiritual masters, relatives and friends with our anger?
  • Why do we misdirect our anger at inanimate objects injuring us to living beings?
  • Reconciling our good will with the force of someone who refuses to accept a genuine apology

67 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Counteracting Anger (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.