Monday, February 23, 2015

Violence, anger and inflammation.

I invite you to join me in a discussion.  

I think we need to talk about violence, anger and inflammation.  Not so much as it applies to politics and warfare, but as it applies to ourselves and our situation.  Where does it come from, and why is it so prevalent?

How do we respond when things get rough?
How do we approach disrespect in our relationships, workplace and community?
Is anger useful?  When and how?
What is the point of inflammation and does it actually achieve that purpose?
What is the root cause of anger?  Is it the same cause for violence?
How do we actually practice non-violence and commit to doing no harm in our own life?  How do we work with our own anger and reduce our inflammatory response to stressful situations?

I don't know where this meditation will lead us, but I hope you will join me in digging deeper.

Share your thoughts.  Share a story.  Share your insight.  Share it on your blog.  Share it via email.  Invite others. 


I look forward to hearing from you.

1 comment:

  1. 1. Mind training, mind training , mind training! Read and contemplate on the Eight Verses on Mind Training.
    see a translation of the text at
    2. Mindfulness, mindfulness. Its often impossible to get rid of anger and other negative emotions when we are in the midst of it. Practicing mindfulness and catching ourselves when they creep in makes it much easier to counteract them.
    3. On top of these powerful conventional approaches, we need to deal with from the point of ultimate wisdom, be it sustaining intrinsic awareness, ordinary mind or the middle way emptiness meditation. Offered with sincere dedication-Tenzin Bhuchung