good for beginners & experienced

Release from Anger

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:00 pm

with Kyoku Tracey Walen
Oct. 26 – Nov. 16
4 Thursdays • 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Registration Closed

We all have moments when anger arises. Someone is rude or mean to us, blames us for something we didn’t do, or harms us in some way. Our anger may turn outwards, causing us to react with hurtful words or deeds, or it may turn inward, causing tension, stress or depression. However it manifests, anger is a poison, polluting our own happiness and that of those around us.

In this class, we will learn and practice ways to release anger – not ignoring, not indulging but instead seeing through to the roots of anger and transforming it into wisdom.  We’ll examine the real unmet needs that are fueling our anger, come to know our hot buttons, and cultivate a sense of humor to help us through.

The text for this class is: Anger, Buddhist wisdom for cooling the flames by Thich Nhat Hanh.   Excerpts from other Buddhist teachings will be provided in class.