More than Anger Management
Methods to control, reduce and finally abandon our anger
Sat 15 June 10 – 1 pm £15
The reason our mind is always tense is that we strongly believe the things we normally see actually exist. If we wish to experience pure happiness we must learn to stop grasping at the things we normally see and relate to everything as like a dream. Learn how we can discover the truth of what we see by meditating on emptiness.
Sat 10 – 12 May Get to Know Your Mind
Take yourself away for this valuable weekend retreat in the beautiful and peaceful space of Madhyamaka Meditation Centre in East Yorkshire. Learn how we can unwind and relax after a busy week, connect with others and then feel inspired by beautiful meditations on the mind.
Anger is a painful mind that focuses on an unattractive obejct and wishes to harm it. However anger is an exaggerated or unrealistc mind because the faulty obejct it holds does not in fact exist, it is merely a creation of our own inappropriate attention.
Anger has no good qualities. Whenever we develop anger it immediately destroys our peace of mind and even our body becomes tense and uncomfortable. Anger makes it difficult to sleep and it makes it hard to enjoy our normal pleasures. One of the most destructive effects of anger is that it robs us of our reason and good sense, making it impossible to respond constructively to adversity.
At Heart Jewel Centre we teach methods to recognize, reduce and finally prevent it from arsing at all. First we need to recognize it in our own mind, where it comes from and understand how it harms both ourself and others. We then need to apply practical methods such as patience, love and compassion. Anger arises in responce to bad feelings in our mind. By investigating their nature and where they come from, we can learn to stop blaming circumstances and other people for the way we feel. This wisdom is the basis for patient acceptance.