Special 5-week Series: A Life Beyond Anger
with Kadam Morten
Kadam Morten, National Spiritual Director & Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New York City
This course is offered in follow-up to the special event on March 18. You do not need to have attended the special event to be able to attend the follow-up course.
This is a great opportunity for those looking to create deep and lasting change to go deeper into Buddha’s profound teachings on eradicating anger.
- Monday, March 25: Understanding our Anger
- Monday, April 1: Self-hatred vs. Self-love
- Monday, April 8: Transforming Pain and Hurt
- Monday, April 15: Responding Skillfully to Conflict
- Monday, April 22: The Power of Love
Each class is $15. Special offer: sign up for all five classes in advance for $50 (save $25).
This course is also offered at our Williamsburg location.
The Truth about Anger
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, creates enemies and overwhelming situations. It leaves a trail of broken relationships, shattered hopes and lost opportunities in its wake.
And it doesn’t even feel good. Far from it, anger demoralizes and disempowers us. Even if, in the beginning, there’s a sense that our anger energizes us, eventually it leaves us feeling frustrated and resentful.
There’s a reason for this. According to Buddha anger is a delusion, an unpeaceful mind that can only produce suffering. It does this by distorting our perception, causing us to exaggerate problems so they feel unmanageable. Consequently, so much of our life feels impossible, which makes us even more angry and unhappy, both with ourselves and others.
Using Meditation to Create Transformation
If we were truly peaceful inside and had our mind under control, difficult people or circumstances would not be able to disturb this peace, and so we would feel no compulsion to blame anyone or regard them as our enemy.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Solve Our Human Problems
According to Buddha, if we want to be truly happy, we need to free ourself from the destructive influence of anger.
By meditating on the methods taught by Buddha we will be able to transform the energy of anger into a creative response that opens us up to resolutions and new possibilities.
Through this, we will be able to leave our habits of anger behind once and for all, and step into a new identity – someone who is always peaceful, happy, confident, beneficial, wise, and kind, regardless of our circumstances.
Teacher: Kadam Morten
Kadam Morten is a senior disciple of renowned teacher and author Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He is the National Spiritual Director and principal teacher at the largest meditation center in New York City (NYC Kadampa Meditation Center). Kadam Morten is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and is especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.