Based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book of the same title, this seven week meditation course focuses mainly on how we can solve one of our main emotional problems – anger. Modern life is often difficult and demanding, and so are other people. As a result we spend much of our time irritated and stressed, with a feeling that life is a constant battle. It doesn’t have to be that way. Without changing the externals of our life, we can learn to welcome whatever occurs in our life with calm, confidence and a sense of humour. And when other people behave unreasonably and unfairly, instead of knocking us off balance and drawing us into their negativity we can learn to respond with skill, strength and understanding.
Kadam Mike Garside is the Resident Teacher at KMC Wales. Mike is a dedicated disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism in the UK and Spain for over 30 years, living in many New Kadampa Tradition Centres during that time. Mike engaged in long retreat with Venerable Geshe-la at Tharpaland Retreat Centre from 1986 to 1989 and contributed to the editing of many of his books. Mike is known amongst his students for his approachability, deeply insightful and inspiring teachings, and his love for meditation and exploring the meaning of the teachings through discussion.