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Working with anger, part 1

The first of two talks on working with anger given at the Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore. Venerable Chodron refers to her book, Working with Anger.

  • The Buddhist definition and view of anger
  • Anger is not hardwired in us
  • There is no benefit or advantage of anger
  • Wars and anger
  • We get angry at those we care about the most
  • The origin story of the book Working with Anger
  • Question: How do we deal with anger with ourselves?

Working with anger, part 1 (download)

The second of the two talks 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.

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