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One summer evening in the sixties, I stepped out of the building where I lived in New York City and came upon the startling scene of a man yelling at a woman. Suddenly, the man ripped off a radio antenna from the car he was standing next to and...

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We are living in a world where many of us are angry about issues of gender, race, and violence. What do we do with such strong emotion? Mindfulness teacher Rhonda V. Magee suggests we allow ourselves to be present with our anger so we can learn...

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Omega: What's Buddism's take on happiness?

Robert: Buddhism has a very positive view of life. Buddha, when he became enlightened, smiled with glee and happiness. He was actually announcing that...

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No one gets a free pass when it comes to grief, and I sure wasn’t an exception.

Not even two months after the death of my son in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, I knew in my heart I would start...

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Watch Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön explain how to be angry in a way that leads to tender forgiveness, not a cycle of rage, shame and guilt.  Use meditation to feel the fire inside of you, just as it is.

 

 

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Not all aggression looks the same. Any act, word, or gesture that pierces through into someone else’s personal space and causes the other to feel unsafe, threatened, or hurt is considered aggression. That could be a look, shouting, pulling a gun...

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Anger is capable of pointing us back to love. It arises as a result of an offense to what we love. If we can use anger to reconnect to love, then that anger—the response that we have to injustice, pain, and suffering in the world—can be a...

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What is it to have self-mastery? I find myself asking this question often. It is a theme in many aspects of my life. Ultimately, self-responsibility and having mastery over our own actions, thoughts, and words may change and transform our lives...

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In many ways, human anger is a treasure. The Greeks called it the “moral emotion” because they noted that animals did not possess it; animals, the Greeks observed, got aggressive and showed fight or flight reactivity. They did not get angry....

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Feeling angry?  Feeling aggressive?  Watch American Buddhist nun, Pema Chödrön explain how short circuiting the cycle of aggression will benefit you, and the world.