7 Aug
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The topic for this month’s DPP homework is Socially Engaged Buddhism. There’s a lot of reading this month, which I expect I will be posting about later on, but one of the reflections and related practice exercises has already captured my attention.

The question is: How do I work with strong emotions…such as anger, despair, sadness, etc…..that arise about the state of the world?

The practice is: When you notice yourself with a fixed opponent or “enemy”….someone you know or a public figure….investigate how you think, feel, and speak about this person, and notice if you are developing a strongly polarized position in relationship to him/her.






(image from Phaidon Portraits)

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