Wednesdays, March 6, 13 & 20

Anger and irritation are a normal part of life for most of us, but they rob us of joy, damage our health and relationships, cause a lot of unnecessary stress and problems, and slow our progress along the spiritual path. We can change these through practicing and modifying our ways of thinking.

In this interactive workshop, we will work with practical tools which help us to catch irritation before it escalates into anger and create damage. In this way, we can reduce the intensity of the emotions. We will also learn to understand our anger and irritation better by identifying their underlying thoughts, expectations and desires in order to better deal with difficult situations.

Some topics covered will include:

  • The costs of anger vs. what we get out of it
  • How anger arises and what feeds it
  • What’s really going on? What lies beneath anger and irritation
  • Dealing with difficult circumstances
  • How to counteract anger and irritation

In order to get the most out of the class, participants are encouraged to attend all three classes and do the exercises both during and between classes.

Recommended Reading:

  • McKay, Rogers, and McKay, When Anger Hurts
  • Thubten Chodron, Working with Anger
  • Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication
Date(s): Wednesdays, March 6, 13 & 20
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Emily Hsu
Type of event: weekly class
Number of sessions: 3
Level: suitable for all
Participation: please attend all sessions
Location: Main Gompa
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