overcoming anger – half day course, palmerston north, february 19; whanganui, march 19

 

 

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"We may be lying on a soft mattress or eating delicious food but if we are angry our mind is in pain." Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. How to Understand the Mind.

Anger has the power to destroy our peace of mind and rob us of our happiness.  It doesn't always reveal itself in clenched fists, raised blood pressure and a ferocious face. It can sneak in as a vague sense of irritation or impatience, and may just look like a raised eyebrow, or silence rather than kindness. 

Anger causes unhappiness for both ourselves and others. It eats away at relationships, causes us to give in to thoughts and actions that we may later regret, and increases our stress and anxiety. All round it's a lose-lose kind of emotion.

But what can we do about our anger? Sometimes it seems that there are only two alternatives: repress it or express it; and neither of these two options lead to happy outcomes. Buddha's teachings, however, offer some very practical advice on ways in which we can deal with anger, so that we can use the energy that fuels anger in much more constructive and positive ways, that benefit both ourselves and others.

In this half day course Gen Kelsang Demo will provide clear, positive and practical teachings and meditations to help us recognise, deal with, and eventually overcome anger. The course is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.

 

palmerston north

where: amitabha buddhist centre, 174 albert street 

when: sunday, february 19, 10.00 am - 1..00pm

cost: $30 (includes morning tea)

bookings: you can book on line by following the link below, or call the centre on: 06 355 3524

palmerston-north

whanganui

where: community arts centre, 19 taupo quay (riverside entry)

when: sunday, march 19, 10.00 am - 1..00pm

cost: $30 (includes morning tea)

bookings: you can book on line by following the link below, or call the centre on: 06 355 3524

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