With the plethora of selfies and vacation and baby pictures all over social media, it’s become second nature to hate and criticize them. But know this: All the negativity is only hurting you. Tonight’s talk Love Your Enemies is a conversation with Robert Thurman, a Buddhist writer and academic, and Sharon Salzberg (Real Happiness — The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program), about how “anger and even hatred become addictive,” which leads to a vicious cycle of emptiness and unhappiness. They also explain why these emotions are “destructive and how to use our most unpleasant feelings to turn the key to becoming whole and happy — freeing ourselves to experience the joy that is inner peace.” Uma Thurman moderates.
Mon., Dec. 2, 8:15 p.m., 2013