buddhist to you 70 (1) summer 1998“We are all a part of nature, and nature includes tornadoes and cyclones.” 

Ken Taub Advertising Creative Director/Writer, St. James, NY


“Over the years I’ve become somewhat more skilled at recognizing, but not reacting to, feelings of anger. Usually when I sense anger arising I take a deep breath and move on. The usual trap for me is to either deny I’m feeling anger or to feel guilty for feeling anger, or both. Anger happens.” 

Daniel J. DeFeo Emergency Room Nurse, Morgantown, WV 

“I no longer beat myself up over it. When I give way to my anger I tend to forgive myself. Then it stops churning and recycling through my mind, and ultimately the anger dissipates.”

Carol Heer Business Consultant/Writer, Glenview, IL

buddhist to you 70 (2) summer 1998

Kathleen Kelly Planner, City of Newark, Newark, NJ


“I use my meditation and understanding of emptiness. Since I realize it’s all an illusion, I know it’s not necessary to get angry. I think before I act. That means that I can absorb the anger almost all the time, and the anger turns into nothingness.”

Baldev Raheja Engineering Consultant, Laurel, MD

“When anger comes up, it’s very hard. What really happens is, after I get angry at a situation or person, then a little later I think of my teacher, Thubten Chodron. If anger is uncontrollable at first, then I try to remember what anger really is and not get uptight about it.”

Fred Martinson Professor of Art History, Knoxville, TN

buddhist to you 70 (3) summer 1998

Steve Pomerantz Banker, Westfield, NJ


“I have learned how to use anger as a tool. I have set up my own structures. I visualize the person and ask them to forgive me for what I have done in bringing anger. I feel it very deeply, then I release it to God.”

Bonnie M. Romovich Meditation Teacher, Pacific Grove, CA

“I try to be removed from it and not be in it or of it. I try to have a perspective on the situation and know that the other person is not out to get me personally but is acting out their own drama.”

Maria Holmes Retired Teacher, Harbor City, CA

buddhist to you 71 summer 1998

Robert Amter President of Mortgage Banking Company, Denver, CO

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