Dealing with Emotions

About this section:
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.


Overcoming Anger and Frustration
by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
PUB Auditorium, Singapore
Fri, 3 Nov 2000

[RealAudio files]

Meditation & setting a proper motivation for listening to the teaching [3 min] : Download | Listen

Importance of setting motivation, definition of anger and patience [16 min] : Download | Listen

Is Anger Beneficial? [17 min] : Download | Listen

Antidotes to Anger I [19 min] : Download | Listen

Antidotes to Anger II [19 min] : Download | Listen

Question & Answer session [33 min] : Download | Listen

Questions covered (Start-time of each question is indicated at the end):

  • Does parents' attachment to their children hinder the children's spiritual growth? What can the children do? 0:17
  • How do we handle a colleague who's impatient and demanding? 1:44
  • Can you talk about homosexuality? 4:32
  • Does karma play a part in our getting angry? 4:58
  • Getting angry with one's girlfriend due to mistrust 7:37
  • Being enlisted in the army 10:34
  • Attachment to one's partner 15:19
  • How can we help someone who shuts herself off from the world and is constantly angry with people around her? 18:25
  • Is it okay to show anger with a good motivation, eg when teaching children? How do we do that? 19:36
  • How do you keep your patience with someone who drinks a lot and refuses to change? 21:00
  • How do you help someone who is manic-depressive? 21:35
  • How do you make a person whose motivation is self-interest see themselves? 23:41
  • Understanding that one's actions might affect one's future lives might not motivate one to perform good deeds... 25:40
  • What do you do when people try to convert you to another religion and are being pushy about it? 27:19
  • Cloning 31:04

Conclusion & Dedication [3 min] : Download | Listen


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