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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Ulla Koenig – Week of January 17, 2022

Ulla Koenig

Ulla Koenig

We’re fortunate that Ulla Koenig has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about Ulla, and to view her other contributions to Sangha Live, click here. Recordings are posted 24 – 36 hours after the live session runs.

 

This week’s theme is: Embracing Anger

 

How do you deal with your feelings of anger? Is it okay to be angry at times or do we need to get rid of it once and for all?

 

Meeting our anger can be a challenge, as it comes with a driving energy and tends to evoke reactions of blame, fear or delight within us. The Buddha encouraged us to familiarize ourselves with all expressions of the heart-mind but equally warned about the destructive forces of ill-will. Let us look deeply into the nature of anger and learn ways to channel it in skilful and liberating ways.

The dynamics of anger

January 17, 2022

Fierce care

January 18, 2022

Freedom from bitterness

January 19, 2022

Self-pity versus self-compassion

January 20, 2022

Meeting the anger in others

January 21, 2022

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