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.


Working with Anger
by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
7 July 2007, Jewel Heart Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Venerable Chodron gave a series of 3 talks at the Jewel Heart Center in Cleveland, Ohio, 6-8 July 2007. The other 2 talks were on Cultivating Contentment and His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Compassion.

Part 1
The definition of anger. How to look at a situation in a different way.
[18 minutes] : Download mp3 file

Part 2
Take responsibility for what you feel.
Catch your anger when it is small
Look at your motivation
The cause of your anger is due to your own karma

Antidotes to anger
[41 minutes] : Download mp3 file

- What can we do for others that we know are very angry?
- What do you do when you are with someone who is angry?
- What do you do with patterns of anger?
- Comment about violent video games.
- Any programs to help with anger management in children.
- Discuss the relationship between anger and regret.
- What do you do with anger that is directed at something unfair like poor health or a death of a loved one?
- Should we build a strong ego?

[40 minutes] : Download mp3 file


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