SPECIAL 5-WEEK SERIES: A LIFE BEYOND ANGER
This course is offered in follow-up to the special event on March 27. You do not need to have attended the special event to be able to attend the follow-up course.
Offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings with Joseph Giacona and Daniel Koren. This is a great opportunity for those looking to create deep and lasting change to go deeper into Buddha’s profound teachings on eradicating anger.
Monday, April 1 or Wednesday, April 3: Understanding our Anger
Monday, April 8 or Wednesday, April 10: Self-hatred vs. Self-love
Monday, April 15 or Wednesday, April 17: Transforming Pain and Hurt
Monday, April 22 or Wednesday, April 24: Responding Skillfully to Conflict
Monday, April 29 or Wednesday, May 1: The Power of Love
Each follow-up class is $15. Special offer: sign up for all five follow-up classes in advance for $50 (save $25).
This event and course is also offered at our Chelsea location.
THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGER
In situations of conflict, we tend to become angry easily. We even think anger will help us ‘win our battles’, and we rely on it as if it were our trusted friend. The mind of anger, however, creates enemies and overwhelming situations. It leaves a trail of broken relationships, shattered hopes and lost opportunities in its wake.
And it doesn’t even feel good. Far from it, anger demoralizes and disempowers us. Even if, in the beginning, there’s a sense that our anger energizes us, eventually it leaves us feeling frustrated and resentful.
There’s a reason for this. According to Buddha anger is a delusion, an unpeaceful mind that can only produce suffering. It does this by distorting our perception, causing us to exaggerate problems so they feel unmanageable. Consequently, so much of our life feels impossible, which makes us even more angry and unhappy, both with ourselves and others.
USING MEDITATION TO CREATE TRANSFORMATION
If we were truly peaceful inside and had our mind under control, difficult people or circumstances would not be able to disturb this peace, and so we would feel no compulsion to blame anyone or regard them as our enemy.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Solve Our Human Problems
According to Buddha, if we want to be truly happy, we need to free ourself from the destructive influence of anger.
By meditating on the methods taught by Buddha we will be able to transform the energy of anger into a creative response that opens us up to resolutions and new possibilities.
Through this, we will be able to leave our habits of anger behind once and for all, and step into a new identity – someone who is always peaceful, happy, confident, beneficial, wise, and kind, regardless of our circumstances.