How Can We Transform Anger and Cultivate Compassion in this Contentious Time?
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Venerable Thubten Chonyi, Sravasti Abbey
Speaks about how Anger is all around us these days, on TV, radio, social media, and in our daily contacts. Polarization from politics spills over into our daily lives, creating pain and suffering for us and making it impossible to communicate with others. Is this a good way to live?
Buddhism teaches the futility of anger and the damage it brings, while its opposites -- love, fortitude or patience, and compassion - bring only benefit to ourselves and others. Are these ideas practical in today's world? If so, how do we get from anger to love?
Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun practicing in the Tibetan tradition at Sravasti Abbey in eastern Washington state. A native of Atlanta, she was ordained in 2011. She comes to Columbia to visit the South Carolina Dharma Group (www.scdharma.org).