Anger

Anger

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781573229371
  • 240 Pages
  • Riverhead
  • Adult

Overview

It was under the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries ago that Buddha achieved the insight that three states of mind were the source of all our unhappiness: wrong knowing, obsessive desire, and anger. All are difficult, but in one instant of anger&#151one of the most powerful emotions&#151lives can be ruined, and health and spiritual development can be destroyed. With exquisite simplicity, Buddhist monk and Vietnam refugee Thich Nhat Hanh gives tools and advice for transforming relationships, focusing energy, and rejuvenating those parts of ourselves that have been laid waste by anger. His extraordinary wisdom can transform your life and the lives of the people you love, and in the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, can give each reader the power to “change everything.”

Praise

“Hanh doesn’t limit his task to discussing anger between families and friends; he also deals with anger between citizens and governments. That expansive vision is not surprising (Hanh, after all, is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee) but it is refreshing, lifting this book out of the self-absorbed, self-help pile.”&#151Publishers Weekly

“Reminding us that small spiritual matters are really large spiritual matters, the author offers wisdom and serenity to comfort readers as they work through anger to a place of ‘being peace.'”&#151Library Journal

Table of Contents

Introduction

Consuming Anger

Putting Out the Fire of Anger

The Language of True Love

Transformation

Compassionate Communication

Your Heart Sutra

No Enemies

David and Angelina: the Habit Energy of Anger

Embracing Anger With Mindfulness

Mindful Breathing

Restoring the Pure Land

Appendix A: Peace Treaty
Appendix B: The Five Mindfulness Trainings
Appendix C: Guided Meditations for Looking Deeply and Releasing Anger
Appendix D: Deep Relaxation

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