Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions

Taming the Tiger Within Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions Taming the Tiger Within is a handbook of meditations analogies and reflections that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger converting fear and cultivating love in every arena of life a wis

  • Title: Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions
  • Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Pritam Singh
  • ISBN: 9781594481345
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • Taming the Tiger Within is a handbook of meditations, analogies, and reflections that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, converting fear, and cultivating love in every arena of life a wise and exquisite guide for bringing harmony and healing to one s life and relationships.Acclaimed scholar, peace activist, and Buddhist master revered by people of all faiths,Taming the Tiger Within is a handbook of meditations, analogies, and reflections that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, converting fear, and cultivating love in every arena of life a wise and exquisite guide for bringing harmony and healing to one s life and relationships.Acclaimed scholar, peace activist, and Buddhist master revered by people of all faiths, Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions worldwide with his insight into the human heart and mind Now he focuses his profound spiritual wisdom on the basic human emotions everyone struggles with on a daily basis.

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    About “Thich Nhat Hanh Pritam Singh”

    1. Thich Nhat Hanh Pritam Singh

      Th ch Nh t H nh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist who now lives in southwest France where he was in exile for many years Born Nguy n Xu n B o, Th ch Nh t H nh joined a Zen Vietnamese Thi n monastery at the age of 16, and studied Buddhism as a novitiate Upon his ordination as a monk in 1949, he assumed the Dharma name Th ch Nh t H nh Th ch is an honorary family name used by all Vietnamese monks and nuns, meaning that they are part of the Shakya Shakyamuni Buddha clan He is often considered the most influential living figure in the lineage of L m T Vietnamese Rinzai Thi n, and perhaps also in Zen Buddhism as a whole.

    909 thoughts on “Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions”

    1. While waiting for my friend Celia to battle suburban traffic to join me for dinner in Wicker Park tonight, I went to the Wicker Park library and found this book -- and read the entire book in 45 minutes.It's classic Thich Nhat Hanh. Simple, soothing yet profound. At first I thought it was kind of wasteful of paper to have a single sentence per page spread and then I realized it slowed down the pace and made you mindful of the message of each individual sentence.Focused primarily on anger and bei [...]


    2. Do you want to improve your communication skills, minimize misunderstandings and build harmonious relationships in the workplace and at home? If you answered yes, then you will immediately benefit from Bob Bloom's book, "Taming the Tiger of Emotion: A Radical Change of Mind." In it, Bob presents user-friendly guidelines to understanding emotion and a step-by-step map for permanent and constructive change."Taming the Tiger of Emotion: A Radical Change of Mind" is a fantastic leaping off point for [...]



    3. I am re-reading this one, as it is an easy read, and calms me. I appreciate the brevity and the conciseness of the piece. The "how to read" aspect of books in this regard is more akin to how it might have been when books were young -- read a page or two, digest it, add your own thoughts to those thoughts, as if it were alchemy, not simple linear consumption. You should perceive the book as a living thing, and the relationship symbiotic, instead of a dead thing one must consume and spit out.Chess [...]


    4. Taming the Tiger Within is a handbook of meditations, analogies, and reflections that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, converting fear, and cultivating love in every arena of life-a wise and exquisite guide for bringing harmony and healing to one's life and relationships. Acclaimed scholar, peace activist, and Buddhist master revered by people of all faiths, Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions worldwide with his insight into the human heart and mind. Now he focuses his profound [...]




    5. This soothing book is a collection of meditations about anger and fear, and what to do when they arise. Many pages have only one or two sentences. This succinctness works well: it allows the reader to reflect and meditate on the words, have insights, and feel relief. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk. A key concept in Buddhism is dukkha, which means “suffering”. Much of what the Buddha taught concerned dukkha, and how to deal with it. Anger can be a form of suffering, especially when you ke [...]


    6. Small book of proverbial wisdom This is a very short book. It is, I'm sure, meant to be read slowly and reflectively. Thich Nhat Hanh's books are somewhat repetitive and there is much that is found in his other books. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Just realize that the repetition serves a purpose. In an affirmation style, reflecting upon these startling simple, yet near impossible to for Westerners to fully implement, concepts, we slowly, moment by moment can see effective change. For [...]


    7. Great book for bringing peace. Though I am not Buddhist, there was so much wisdom I gained while exploring my perspective on a challenging time in my life. Highly recommended to my friends facing challenging emotional struggles. Each page stated a simple statement or story that allowed you to think/meditate on how it could change your outlook. Though it is a quick readyou will want to explore your thoughts and incorporate it's wisdom into your thinking as you read it, so you won't want to turn t [...]


    8. I used Taming the Tiger Within as a means of guided meditation. I would read only a few pages at a time , then reflect on how each analogy and spoken mindfulness can be applied in my daily life. Thich Nhat Hanh's passages have helped me see life from a new perspective. Through his teachings , I've learned the importance of practicing mindfulness , how to recognize and acknowledge emotions (negative and positive) that can lead us to less than desirable actions. This humble monk's way of life is m [...]


    9. "With the energy of mindfulness, you can lookinto the garbage and say, "I am not afraid.I am capable of transforming thegarbage back into love."Another beautiful book by Thich Nhat Hanh, this time telling us how we can deal with our anger. We should not suppress it or act it out, but rather acknowledge its presence. Rather than reacting, we can learn to use mindfulness practices to look deeply into our anger and ultimately transform it into positivity and compassion.


    10. Don't be deceived by the easy-to-read format of this incredible book about how to deal with our negative emotions, especially anger. Many of us don't deal with anger at all, and it causes real problems, even sickness. Reading this book helps me so much. During times of trouble I'll often read it several times in one day. Pick it up! It's worth it.


    11. I was recommended to read this book as a means to start dealing with my anger issues and I dearly wished I read this book a long time ago. It helped me to deal with my anger almost immediately and I actually read it twice to make sure I understood everything and committed all of it to memory. I certainly plan to use the lessons I have learned from this book for many years to come.


    12. Thich Nhat Hanh's writings are simply beautiful. He takes complex thoughts and puts them into simple, beautiful and understandable bytes of information. I will use this book over and over again in my meditation practice.


    13. This is an ongoing read -- something I'll continue to return to as needed. Thich Nhat Hanh is always worth picking up. Peace, tranquility, serenity -- they're all so simple, right? Yes. But practicing them isn't.


    14. this was a great book that really opened my eyes to how much anger I was holding with even knowing it! I originally bought it for someone else and turned out to be a keeper! I still refer back to it years later!


    15. This is a compilation of wisdom from his other books, so if you've read any of the others, you'll get déjà vu. However, it can be a useful shortcut to the main points of all those other books. Personally, I prefer the longer versions.


    16. This is a great book to guide us through daily paths and our human reactions. I read it, then reread it, then marked it , then read it again. It's essential for the tough times and reassuring for the good times. Simple little astounding words to be read with mindful breath. It's a good thing.


    17. A small book that's jam packed with helpful meditations on anger, love and fear. I took my time reading it, so I could reflect, but it was very inspirational. Thich Nhat Hanh's compassion for his fellow human beings leaps off the page, which is both comforting and encouraging. I recommend it.


    18. This book is amazing. Impatiently flipping it open in the bookstore, surrounded by holiday shoppers, I was transported out of the store and into the universe of my mind. Each page contains a kernel of true wisdom. I would dare anyone to look through this book and not be moved. :)


    19. I really enjoy reading Thich Nhat Han. He spreads the message of love, compassion, and mindfulness but in a way that is simple and relatable. This was my first book read by him, and what a great place to start.


    20. Wow, this book will change your anger to happiness just as you read it. Written in a basic, natural way YOU WILL LOVE IT!


    21. I loved this book. My friends and I have made this a traveling book. When we travel we leave it for someone else to read. Still going around


    22. I have been moving in and out of this book as I feel inspired. There are a lot of insights to unpack in each paragraph.



    23. Read it in on sitting. Was feeling terrible. Worried about future scenarios that I wasn’t even sure would happen. And this erased all that. Thank goodness.


    24. Yeah, another meditation book. Except, once again it was small bites that you're supposed to go through little by little. Which of course I didn't. This was sentences, so even smaller parts than How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness. So if you're someone who doesn't really like text, this is for you - there was not very many words per page (and only every other page).Some of the points were interesting and might be useful, I'm pretty sure but I was reading on a bus an [...]


    25. the book got better as it progressed and I did like the last 1/3. The beginning dealt a lot with anger, and while we all experience anger at some point, I don't think I experience it to a degree that would make these pages were useful to me. Some people have commented on the fact that each quote is only on one side of the page, with the other side left blank. I actually appreciated this. It was aesthetically pleasing this way, and really allowed each quote to stand on its own, allowing you to co [...]


    26. This book is one of those books. It's thoughtful and I might look at it once a month when I'm feeling emotional. It might tame the tiger. It might do what the title says it will do. A buddhist quote a day will keep the doctor away? I just tamed my tiger with dorky humor. I'll stick to Calvin and Hobbes. "Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humor? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We t [...]


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