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Sun, August 06, 2017


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 


Managing Anger with Dr. Nick Ribush



Anger plagues all of us on a personal, national and international level. It may give us a tremendous sense of power, but at the same time it undermines the happiness of ourselves and others.

Dr. Nick Ribush, first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1972, when he attended the third one-month course given there. It was taught by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, two of the lamas most instrumental in the transmission of Buddhism to the West and founders of not only Kurukulla Center but also the FPMT, the international organization of which Kurukulla is part. One of the main things that impressed Nick was the way Tibetan Buddhism distills the complexity of the vast Buddhist teachings into a clear path that can be understood and practiced by anybody, a roadmap to enlightenment (in Tibetan: lam-rim, the stages of the path). Another was that nobody was expected to accept what was taught unchallenged...everything is up for analysis and debate, following true scientific method.

Dr. Nick has been directing the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive since founding it in 1996. Before that he founded and directed Wisdom Publications, Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre and Kurukulla Center, and in general has worked full-time for the FPMT for more than forty years.