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Taming the Tiger: Tibetan Teachings on Right Conduct, Mindfulness, and Universal Compassion

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Taming the tiger of the mind is a necessary step on the path to personal growth and self-mastery. With wit and wisdom, Akong Tulku Rinpoche teaches how to confront and subdue the ceaseless mental chatter within. True peace, he explains, may be achieved through a practical program for cultivating awareness and bringing the spiritual into everyday life. Only then may we find the sort of happiness that also brings happiness to others. The author explores the pitfalls that result from our habits of thought. He ...

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Overview

Taming the tiger of the mind is a necessary step on the path to personal growth and self-mastery. With wit and wisdom, Akong Tulku Rinpoche teaches how to confront and subdue the ceaseless mental chatter within. True peace, he explains, may be achieved through a practical program for cultivating awareness and bringing the spiritual into everyday life. Only then may we find the sort of happiness that also brings happiness to others. The author explores the pitfalls that result from our habits of thought. He discusses such things as motivation and compassion and how one can aspire to right conduct through the practice of mindfulness.

An introductory guide to using the key concepts of Tibetan Buddhism in everyday life.

Includes a series of practical exercises by which to change our patterns of living and thinking. Practiced consistently, these can provide a basis for self-knowledge, mind therapy, and self-healing.

1967, Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (author of Meditation in Action) founded the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland, the oldest Tibetan Buddhist center in theWest.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Taming the Tiger is one of the most accessible books on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism I have had the pleasure of reading. One of the most enjoyable parts of this book is a group of exercises that allow the reader to begin to experience the advantages of a meditation practice. This added feature makes the book almost more of a workbook, and allows the reader an interactive experience with the contents."
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"Taming the Tiger is one of the most accessible books on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism I have had the pleasure of reading. One of the most enjoyable parts of this book is a group of exercises that allow the reader to begin to experience the advantages of a meditation practice. This added feature makes the book almost more of a workbook, and allows the reader an interactive experience with the contents."
From the Publisher

"Taming the Tiger is one of the most accessible books on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism I have had the pleasure of reading. One of the most enjoyable parts of this book is a group of exercises that allow the reader to begin to experience the advantages of a meditation practice. This added feature makes the book almost more of a workbook, and allows the reader an interactive experience with the contents."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892815692
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,400,841
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche is an accomplished meditation master of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He came to the West in 1963 from Tibet. The spiritual director of Samye Ling and the founder of other centers in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa, Akong Rinpoche is also a fully trained doctor in the Tibetan medical tradition and the leader of several humanitarian organizations.

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Table of Contents

Taming the Tiger
Tibetan Teachings on Right Conduct, Mindfulness, and Universal Compassion

Introduction
Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Taming the Tiger
Precious Human Birth
Impermanence
The Right Motivation
Facing the Situation
The Mirror
Body, Speech and Mind
Right Conduct
Compassion
Mindfulness
The Exercises
Introduction
Timetable
1. Posture
2. Relaxing
3. Feeling
4. The Golden Light of Universal Compassion
5. Rainbow
6. The Mirror
7. Friend
8. Awakening our Potential
Progress So Far
9. Bringing that Potential to Life
10. Expanding and Contracting
11. Enemy
12.-14. Taking Suffering
12. Taking Suffering from Parents and Relatives
13. Taking Suffering from Country, Friends and Animals
14. Taking Suffering from Enemies
15. The Rainbow Sphere
16. Universal Compassion
17. The Universe Transformed by Compassion
Afterword
Biography of the Second Akong Tulku
Appendix

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