Accepting Criticism with Grace

Hearing criticism can be very painful. It is easy for critical words to bring out our own latent sense of inadequacy or unworthiness, and this painful experience can lead us to become defensive or angry. There is a better way.

When someone criticizes us, we can check honestly whether what they are saying is true or not. If it is, we can develop genuine gratitude for their help. Otherwise, we can let hurtful words fall on deaf ears and avoid dwelling on them. This approach does not come naturally to most people, but through special Buddhist meditations we can change our ordinary, painful reactions into wisdom-based attitudes that give us the inner space and clarity to respond with grace.


Saturday, April 20th, 2019
10:00–11:30 – Teaching and meditation
11:30–12:00 – break
12:00–1:00 – Teaching, Q&A and meditation


Cost: $20 ($10 members).

Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center is located on Coryell Street between George Street and Main Street, two blocks north of Bridge Street. There is free parking available on the other side of Main Street and starting one block north, on York Street.