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Taming the Tiger: Tibetan Teachings on Right Conduct, Mindfulness, and Universal Compassionby Akong Tulku Rinpoche
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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 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.
Founder of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist center in the West and an accomplished meditation master, Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche explains how true peace can be found in a practical program for cultivating awareness and bringing the spiritual into everyday life.
About 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.
Table of Contents
Taming the Tiger
Tibetan Teachings on Right Conduct, Mindfulness, and Universal Compassion
Taming the Tiger
Precious Human Birth
The Right Motivation
Facing the Situation
Body, Speech and Mind
4. The Golden Light of Universal Compassion
6. The Mirror
8. Awakening our Potential
Progress So Far
9. Bringing that Potential to Life
10. Expanding and Contracting
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
Biography of the Second Akong Tulku
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