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Location: Austin Shambhala Meditation Center

Sowing Seeds of Peace: The Transformation of Anger

During these divisive times, anger in the public square affects every aspect of our life together, usually as obstacle but also as opportunity.  What do the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings have to offer us in how to work with anger, our own and others?  Drawing from the timeless teachings of warriorship from the Indian master Shantideva and from the ever-current terma of Shambhala, this one-day program investigates anger, its felt qualities and its inherent wisdom, and identifies ways of transforming anger into seeds of peace.  

Through guided meditations, talks, and breakouts, we will explore the ways anger hurts everyone it touches and identify what tender wisdom lies at its core.  

This program is for everyone, no matter what level of Buddhist practice.

 

Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies Emeritx at Naropa University, where she has taught for over 45 years. Simmer-Brown is a compassion trainer for the Compassion Initiative at Naropa. She is author of Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism (Shambhala) and editor, with Fran Grace, of Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (SUNY). For Shambhala, she teaches Shambhala Training levels, Mahayana and Vajrayana topics, with a special love of White Tara, feminine principle, working with emotions, compassion and social engagement.

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2024-04-24 12:55:50