Thursday, October 21, 2010

Upaya Dharma Podcasts - The Perfection of Patience

Sensei Beate Stolte offers a nice teaching on patience, one of the paramitas.

The Perfection of Patience

Speaker: Sensei Beate Stolte
Recorded: Wednesday Oct 13, 2010

Sensei Beate opens by explaining the “paramitas,” or “perfections” in the context of the Buddha’s teachings, which are, in order: generosity, morality, patience, diligence, concentration and wisdom. She notes that patience is the antidote to anger and aggression, and that to practice patience, one must continually choose not to “hit back” but to take a step back, to allow one’s nerves to settle, and to come forward with understanding and spaciousness. She offers practical advice on how this may be accomplished, mentioning mindfulness of the body and the “hot” feeling we experience when triggered as the gateway to a deeper understanding of our anger and the road to sharing patience and courageousness with the world.

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