17 Aug. 2021

When You Can’t Forgive

2021-08-17T05:59:10-07:00August 17th, 2021|Anger, Forgiveness|

In an earlier post on Practicing Forgiveness, I spoke about a heated argument I had with a close friend of mine while we were on a trip together.  Although four months had passed since the original incident, we had not discussed what happened and there was still a lot of tension between us. I wanted to talk with her and [...]

27 Jul. 2021

Anger is Good Fuel

2021-07-27T05:37:00-07:00July 27th, 2021|Anger, Casual Buddhism|

In my memoir, Finding Venerable Mother, I take a look at the roots of my anger.  I grew up thinking anger was a bad thing and stuffed it inside. Occasionally I would blow up, like a volcano spewing lava. This still happens to me—not nearly as often as it used to—but when it does, I always regret my outburst. Growing [...]

2 Jun. 2021

Moving Through Anger

2021-06-02T16:57:54-07:00June 2nd, 2021|Anger|

Anger is my Achilles heel. In my memoir Finding Venerable Mother, I talked a lot about my struggle with letting go of anger. The first time I heard Venerable Dhammananda speak, she spoke of anger. “We cannot solve anything with anger. Anger doesn’t lead us anywhere. It is much harder to practice loving kindness and compassion. That is the goal [...]

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