Taming the Tiger Within

Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions

Paperback, 304 pages

English language

Published Sept. 6, 2005 by Riverhead Trade.

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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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This is a collection of very short meditations from three early books by Thich Nhat Hanh. The book is basically a series of chapters composed of little meditations and sayings. None of them go longer than a page, yet they can lead you to reflect and meditate well after you have read the page. The author looks at anger, love, fear, and other emotions, offering ways to deal with them and turn them to something positive. Overall, an easy read that provides some comfort and inspiration. I will likely reread it at one point.

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  • Mind, body, spirit: disciplines & techniques
  • Religion - World Religions
  • I Ching
  • Body, Mind & Spirit
  • New Age
  • Buddhism - Tibetan
  • Emotions
  • Motivational & Inspirational
  • Body, Mind & Spirit / I Ching
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist meditations
  • Harmony
  • Religious aspects