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Taming The Tiger: Tibetan Teaching For Improving Daily Life

Taming The Tiger: Tibetan Teaching For Improving Daily Life [Kindle Edition]

Akong Tulku Rinpoche
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Unusual and highly practical manual on how to incorporate Buddhism into everyday life - from one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist centres in Britain

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TAMING THE TIGER is based on twenty years Buddhist teaching in the West and aims to help anyone seeking the truth about suffering and happiness. The first part of the book deals with topics such as Impermanence, The Right Motivation, Facing the Situation, Body, Speech and Mind, Compassion, and Mindfulness. The second part is devoted to exercises, meditations and relaxation techniques for body and mind, including Feeling, Openness, Taking Suffering, Bringing the Buddha to Life and Universal Compassion. The exercises, designed to provide a base of self-knowledge, mind-therapy and self-healing have also been found beneficial in therapy workshops and in the treatment of psychological problems.

TAMING THE TIGER comes from the Samye-Ling Tibetan Centre in Eskdalemuir, Scotland. This long-established community is well-known for its Buddhist teachings and for helping to preserve Tibetan culture. It is also increasingly renowned for its therapy courses and humanitarian activities. In 1992, Samye-Ling bought Holy Island as a retreat centre.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 634 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0712662200
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (31 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VS7DN4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #223,420 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book 5 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an amazing book! Whether you are a Buddhist or not, the teachings are accessible to all and are inspirational. It is written in a very down to earth way and I have been able to use the teachings several times when taking meditation classes. Everyone should read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accessible Tibetan reading 17 Aug 2013
By Candice
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I was recommended this book by someone who is heavily into Buddhism and who claims this had a profound effect on his re-training his mind. I enjoyed this book because of its accessibility and you can take what you want from it. It is divided into two sections; the first is the theoretical Buddhism/spiritual take and the second-half includes practical exercises for meditation for different purposes. If you are after something life-changing, this could be it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Buddhism 17 July 2012
In Taming the Tiger Akong Rinpoche offers us concise wisdom for each moment, which we can apply in any activity we might engage in.

The content of this book is very understandable, and open to people of all (or no) faiths because it focuses on the state of our mind and how to deal with it, regardless of what one believes.

It simply contains techniques that if applied can help us all live in happier, healthier and peaceful ways. In that sense this book is priceless - and I definitely recommend it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars easy to read 5 Sep 2011
This book is easy to read, using a simple language, helping the mind to calm without troubling it with difficult concepts. I found it good as a starting point for a conscious way of living - would not recommend it to people who have read a lot on meditation/Buddhism and so on.
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2 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dire 16 May 2011
My opinion is completely at odds with the earlier reviewer. Found this book rambling and impractical and would advise any prospective purchasers to look at the author's website prior to purchasing this. I should have realised when doing so that this would not be my cup of tea. I will stick to work from Matthieu Ricard, Thich Nhat Hanh and Jon Cabat-Zinn.
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