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Working With Anger

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Anger plagues all of us on a personal, national, and international level. Yet we see people, such as the Dalai Lama, who have faced circumstances far worse than many of us have faced—including exile, persecution, and the loss of many loved ones—but who do not burn with rage or seek revenge. How do they do it?

Working with Anger presents a variety of Buddhist methods for su
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 17th 2001 by Snow Lion
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Oct 21, 2014 David rated it it was amazing
I am very impressed by the quality of this work. Chodron writes clearly and concisely throughout the entire piece. The book's focus is on how to approach, understand, and work with anger - our own and others'. As someone who has a long fuse but a violent temper when it is finally triggered, I had been wanting to find a practical guide to help me and those who are close to me. This book is precisely what I was searching for. I will most likely read it again, because although it was an easy read, ...more
Mar 14, 2010 Malini rated it it was amazing
Ahh... here is the paragraph from the preface that sold me100% on this book, I can't wait to finish this:

"When our minds are joyful and free from anger and resentment, we work and share with others to the advantage of all, while when we are miserable and angry, we sabotage others' good work as well as our own. This is very clear when we think about it: No one wakes up in the morning and says, 'I feel so happy today. I think I'll go out and hurt someone!' We only harm others when we are tormented
Jan 20, 2013 Brian rated it really liked it
I've had this book on my shelves for quite a while. It was on my reading list, but not a high priority as I felt I had the anger thing in check. That particular Mara came up from behind recently and bit me in the hind quarters in its sneaky way. I then attended a meditation retreat in which the Aghatapativinaya Sutta was discussed. This title was suggested after an interesting discussion of the topic, some clear synchronicity. At any rate, that was today and it was a quick read. The writing styl ...more
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May 10, 2012 Oh Teik rated it really liked it
A very practical book to help conquer the Anger demon.
Practical methods are suggested and the writing is clear.
Dec 27, 2007 Al rated it it was amazing
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The most life-changing Buddhist book I've ever read.
Mar 20, 2012 Nick rated it it was ok
This was one of those books where I felt the central message probably could have been summarised in a reasonably short article. In my view, it became repetitive and unfocused and I couldn't finish it. But the main point that stuck with me, which is valuable, is that anger is characterised by misdirected attention. i.e, we sustain the anger by keeping the mind on the perceived wrong or injustice - with the emphasis on "perceived". Then our world becomes narrower and the anger becomes more dominan ...more
Timothy Wright
Seems like a good time to finally start reading this all the way through. Anger, resentment, hurt feelings, feeling of betrayal, and all those other pointless negative emotions are a waste my time and I need to learn to rise above.
David C. Mueller
This book provides techniques from Western Buddhism to deal with anger in many of its forms. The author's tone in the book is more direct than that of Tara Brach, but gentler than that of Pema Chodron.
Ken McManus
5 of 5!
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To be read
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i like to read this boook. because this is nice book.
Dec 01, 2016 Dr rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. I highly recommend it no matter your religious or non religious beliefs. Any being at any age at anytime will benefit from this books wisdom.
Aug 22, 2012 Gary rated it liked it
A short book with short chapters full of deep concepts. This is one of those books that needs to be reread in order for the reader to benefit from it's wisdom and advice.
Jun 23, 2014 Marty rated it liked it
Ok. I am not a Buddhist, or perhaps I would like it better.
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Born in 1950, Venerable Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron (Ch: 圖丹.卻淮) grew up near Los Angeles. She graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. After travelling through Europe, North Africa and Asia for one and a half years, she received a teaching credential and went to the University of Southern California to do post-graduate work in Education while working ...more
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