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.
Akong Tulku Rinpoche is the president of ROKPA, an international relief organization. The author of Taming the Tiger, he is the founder and director of Samye Ling in Scotland, the oldest Tibetan Buddhist center in the West.
"Taming the Tiger is one of the most accessible books on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism I have had the pleasure of reading. One of the most enjoyable parts of this book is a group of exercises that allow the reader to begin to experience the advantages of a meditation practice. This added feature makes the book almost more of a workbook, and allows the reader an interactive experience with the contents."