Tag Archives: Anger

Secret to Happiness: There is no secret!

“OK, so what is the secret to happiness?” a friend asked over dinner together. Being a Licensed Social Worker and Buddhist minister, I suppose that people believe that I should have some secret to being happy. The truth is that I do know what makes for a happy life, but it isn’t a secret. Here […]

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Why Do We Have Negative Emotions, Darwin?

Why do some people actively cling to negative emotions when they know it is harmful? Why did we evolve to have such emotions?

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ReWrite Your Stories and Be Happy

I was on my first silent meditation retreat (the one I witnessed at the Spirit Plant once). I was so excited to enjoy the silence. Share that time with others who were seeking time in quiet reflection and loving kindness. But by the end of the fourth day, I wanted to see misery brought down […]

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Is Fear Good For Us?

A movie-goer sits in a darkened air conditioned square room watching the giant illuminated screen in front of him. At this point he is calm, almost bored as he waits for his entertainment. Soon, the screen is filled with a tiger walking on the African plains. A hunter, unsuspecting, is eating breakfast in a clearing; […]

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AudioBoo– AudioBuddhism

I have discovered something better than twitter. It is called Audioboo! It allows me (and you) to create quick 5 minute podcasts straight from my iPhone. Plenty of time to get in a quick thought.

Like Twitter, you have to learn brevity, but that is probably a good thing too. So if you are interested in signing up and getting more Applied Buddhism audio…we will be putting all the audio podcasts on AudioBoo now.

And you can get them directly on your iTunes like any other podcast!feed://audioboo.fm/users/55922/boos.atom

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How to deal with Anger

Sumitta, How can I humble myself against hate and dislike? How do I response to someone who really doesn’t like me? I know I should love them, but how do I put up with it without feeling the feeling of pain and anger they give me? —– Dear Dhamma Follower, The first step is to […]

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Quarrels Destroy Happiness

The Calm

Be mindful when the feelings arise where our feet plan firmly in the ground and our minds harden to defend a viewpoint. These are potential signs that the usually mean that we close our minds and hearts to what is really of value.

Our lives are finite and temporary, embrace the time that we have and engage with life fully as if time were limited—because it is.

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