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Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy That Empowers You

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In this life-changing book, acclaimed Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche shows how to free yourself from being a victim of your emotions by gaining the awareness and understanding that will help you harness their power.

Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting rollercoaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states/> ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 19th 2016 by TarcherPerigee
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Meg - A Bookish Affair
4.5 stars. "Emotional Rescue" is a self-help book that shows how to take negative energy and turn it into something positive. I was intrigued by this book because one of my resolutions for 2016 was to meditate on a more regular basis. I have been doing pretty well but thought this book may help me out a little bit and it definitely did!

This book is going to make a great tool for me and I know I will go back to it again and again. What I like about this book is that it has a lot of lessons but i
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A contemporary take on Buddhist ideas of mindfulness and emotions. I appreciated how the author tied in modern references to help explain the teachings. The ideas are also presented in such a way that are accessible for those who are resistant to religious teachings. The work one needs to do, as outlined in this book, is hard but necessary. This is not a quick fix.
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want to study Buddhism but don't want to learn Sanskrit or Tibetan
Some readers are put off by the "self-help" tone of this book, but I think that might be its secret genius. It replaces the jargon of Himalayan Buddhism with non-exotic words, concepts, and tone that your average USAmerican sentient being (including the agnostic Buddhist Christian that is yours truly) might find helpful in reducing their suffering and that of others.

Here's what I mean. In this book DPR gives a more or less traditional presentation of the Tibetan "three yana" view of Buddhism, b
Mar 15, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In neither its catchy title nor its wordy subtitle (“How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy That Empowers You”) is there the slightest hint that Emotional Rescue belongs to the body of contemporary Buddhist literature. The only clue comes from the name of its author, Dzogchen Ponlop, who, according to the biographical information on his website, was “recognized as a reincarnate lama of the Nyingma tradition, the seventh incarnation in the Dzogchen Ponlop linea ...more
Denise Nader
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Esta edición que terminé fue el audiolibro. Lo leeré impreso, también; ahí haré la reseña.
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
I really didn't enjoy the presentation of Buddhist teachings in such a 'self-help' format. I'm sure this is a great approach for some people, but it really didn't work for me. I found it tedious to read and sort of 'infomercial' like.

I did enjoy the final section, where DPR canters through the three yanas and the Abidharma without naming any of them. That was a nice example of how to present Buddhist teachings in a secular way.
Kathy Mahnke
May 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is the assigned reading for a retreat I'll be attending with Pema Chödrön this weekend (May 5-6, 2018).

It just didn't do anything for me. Pop culture-y. With practice activities that I hope we don't have to do during the retreat, at least not in the way they are presented in this book. The last part of the book, in which some key Buddhist teachings are presented in a digestible format, and in which the author links these teachings to the main theme of the book (in a nutshell - workin
Sergio Ledward
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Una vez más Ponlop Rinpoche nos regala una enseñanza plena de sabiduría y compasión... En un lenguaje claro, sencillo, actual y lleno de sentido del humor. Precioso libro para entender las emociones y llevar un poco de paz al mundo
Mindy Kannon
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Super interesting and practical book about how to use meditation and other mindful techniques to gain from harmful negative emotions. Really useful!
Kathryn Ryan
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read a lot of Buddhist teachings these days. My Women's circle has gone through this book chapter by chapter over the last year. Everyone likes it.
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great book that I definitely needed to read. As they say, it's all in divine timing and when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. This book appeared when I was struggling with some behaviors of others that I didn't like or believe in. It has given me tools to learn how to better deal with situations as such, and how I can guard and protect myself from such life's events that may have previously disturbed my peace of mind. The steps will take time and practice, but if it means I ...more
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
It's interesting in the way it presents Buddhism bare bones and desecularized. But it kind of left me cold, maybe the modern spin was too hep for me.
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Karma Sungrap Ngedon Tenpa Gyaltsen was enthroned as the Seventh Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche by Rangjung Yeshe Dorje, Gyalwang Karmapa XVI, in 1968. A former Tibetan Buddhist monk, he remains a lay teacher in the Karma Kagyu lineage as well as the Nyingma tradition.

A graduate of Karma Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies (the monastic college at Rumtek) and Columbia University in New York,
“For any kind of mindfulness training to work for you, you have to be present in your life. That includes being present—mind and body—when your emotions are stirring things up. That’s when you want to be clear about your thoughts, and clear about what you see, hear, and feel. That’s when mindfulness really becomes your greatest friend.” 0 likes
“We can give ourselves a little love and compassion, especially in hard times. Of course, we think of others, too, but we won’t have much compassion to give others if we’re not being kind to ourselves.” 0 likes
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