1/12/2014 – Finding the wisdom in Anger

Wendy guided our reflections today, anchoring our focus in excerpts from Pema Chodron’s talks in “No Time to Lose: a Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva,” which is also available in print from Shambhala publications.   Pema’s presentation is structured around the provocative epigrammatic observations of Shantideva, the 8th century Indian Buddhist teacher of such enduring influence.  His project of dismantling our tendencies toward anger is rooted in helping us to see how extensively and quickly flashes of anger harm us, and can in a moment dismantle long stretches of cultivated virtue.