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Taming The Mind

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  4 reviews
We all wish to gain greater understanding of ourselves. This ideal follow-up to the author's extremely popular Buddhism for Beginners explains in clear and simple language the essence of Buddhist philosophy and psychology together with practical tools for immediate implementation in our daily lives.We all want to have good relationships with others. Chodron offers practica ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 18th 2004 by Snow Lion
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I would say that this is a nice basic introduction to Buddhism except that it's almost a little bit too basic. Many of the concepts are explained in a very simple and easy to understand manner, illustrated with situational examples and so on. Good for somebody who wants a bland and straightforward how-to on Buddhist philosophy without having to wrangle overmuch with the harder stuff.
An in-depth look at Buddhist teachings on how to "tame the mind" - let go of the attachments that cause suffering in life. Interesting to me for the parallels to Stoicism, but probably only of great interest to students of Buddhism.
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I would probably rate this as amazing if I "believed" the supernatural aspects of Buddhism. This is possibly the best overview of how to be a practicing Buddhist that I have read & I have read a dozen or more overviews.
Feb 21, 2009 Primrose rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the basics of Buddhism
Recommended to Primrose by: found while browsing at the Harvard Coop
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Good, simple overview of Buddhism. Basic stuff, makes one want to know more. Good for someone with little or no previous information about the subject.
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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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