March 20, 2011

The Buddhist approach to Aggression.


Should be regarded as extremely

Good news!

~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

A Buddhist approach to Conquering Aggression? Surrender it.

Buddhism isn’t about chilling, man, and being peaceful and sitting on a mountaintop, far away from the bills and chaos, relationships, pain and suffering and desire and hopes and fears of daily life.

It’s about working with whatever arises and bringing it to our daily path of meditation practice and service. Of turning obstacles, no matter how “trippy,” into compassion.

This accessible yet profound talk (I need to listen to it again, right now), from Boulder “back in the day” by meditation master Chogyam Trungpa, comes as a welcome reminder to me. Perhaps you’ll appreciate it, too:

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