Transforming anger and conflict

Wednesdays 7 – 8:30 pm with Gen Shenyen

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„There is no greater evil than anger, and no greater virtue than patience.” – Shantideva

In situations of conflict, we tend to become angry easily. We even think anger will help us ‘win our battles’, and we rely on it as if it were our trusted friend. The mind of anger, however, leaves a trail of broken relationships, lost opportunities, and painful feelings in its wake. There is a reason for this.

According to Buddha anger is a deluded, unpeaceful mind that distorts our perception, causing us to exaggerate problems so that they feel unmanageable. Consequently, so much of our life feels overwhelming, which makes us even more angry and unhappy, both with ourselves and others. During this series, through talks and guided meditations,

Gen Shenyen will explain Buddha’s illuminating and practical teachings on how to let go of anger. Putting these explanations into practice will enable us to transform the energy of anger into a centered, skillful and creative response that opens us up to resolutions and new possibilities.

  • 11 January – Understanding our anger 
  • 18 January – A new way of responding 
  • 25 January – Transforming pain and hurt 
  • 1 February – A creative response to conflict 
  • 8 February – The power of love 

At the end of the class there is time for discussion and questions.

Treat yourself to the peace and fulfillment meditation can offer.

Everyone is welcome!

Why meditate?

Buddhist meditation gives us a profoundly optimistic perspective on our lives and our potential. Our human mind is amazing, and if we learn to harness its power, we can not only solve our day to day problems but put an end to all our suffering altogether. Eventually we can experience the clear, pure nature of our mind – a radiant, permanent happiness.

Where should we start if we want to discover the effectiveness of these instructions for ourselves? It is essential that we learn to meditate. Through meditation we can experience the potential and power of our own mind.

We will explore how to develop or improve a meditation practice that enables us to train our mind.

Meditation is a tried and tested method to lead us to a state of inner peace and profound joy.

Teacher

buddhist nun Gen Shenyen

Venue

Kadampa Meditationszentrum Wiesbaden

Herderstr. 17

65185 Wiesbaden

Course Fee

10 €

Note for booking

Our classes are only in-person 

For booking you will be redirected to our booking software ‚fitogram pro‚.

You have to create an account once. Only your name and email address are required. You can pay by credit card, direct debit or bank transfer. Would you like to pay with Paypal? Then please select ‚bank transfer‘ as payment method. After completing the booking you will receive an email with all details about our bank account and our Paypal link.