Dealing with Emotions

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In the course of one day, we experience so many emotions. Some, such as genuine love and compassion, are valuable. Others, such as attachment, anger, closed-mindedness, pride and jealously, disturb our mental peace and lead us to act in ways that hurt ourselves and others. These pieces help us to examine our disturbing attitudes and negative emotions and to explore some antidotes to pacify and transform them.


by Ven. Thubten Chodron©
Cleveland, Ohio USA
April 2003

Anger [59 min] : Download mp3 file
Venerable Chodron defines anger from a Buddhist perspective. She talks about how our mind is the source of our anger and how our anger is our responsibility. Ven. Chodron also discusses the antidotes to anger.

Q&A [32 min] : Download mp3 file

  • Should we question our positive feelings as well as our negative feelings?
  • Do you think that confrontation is part of letting go of your anger?
  • How do you talk to others about forgiveness and letting go of anger?
  • Is there evil?
  • What does it mean to be a Buddhist nun?
  • Can you talk about short-term ordination in Thailand?





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