Tricycle Teachings: Anger

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Described as the bitterest of the “three poisons” but also as the preeminent “doorway to awakening,” anger is one of the richest fields of study and practice for anyone—Buddhist or not—who seeks to transform oneself, one’s relationships, and society. Tricycle Teachings: Anger presents the Buddhist path from anger to wisdom, with insight and calm advice by H.H. the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman, Ken McLeod, Joanna Macy, and other leading Buddhist teachers who have worked to transform anger into compassion, social justice, and peace.

Table of Contents

1. “Putting Down the Arrow,” by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
2. “The Deluding Force,” by Sharon Salzberg
3. “Be Here Angry Now,” interview with Mark Epstein
4. “Awakening to Anger,” by Ken McLeod
5. Excerpt from A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Shantideva
6. “What to Do When the Anger Gets Hot,” interview with Ngawang Gelek Demo Rinpoche
7. “The Enemy Within,” H.H. the Dalai Lama
8. “Rising to the Challenge,” by Robert Thurman
9. “Practicing with the Five Hindrances: The Second Hindrance,” by Lama Palden
10. “Calm in the Face of Anger,” by Andrew Olendzki
11. “Don’t Get Mad, Don’t Get Even,” by Master Hsing Yun
12. “Precious Energy—The Ninth Zen Precept, “ by Nancy Baker
13. “Uprooting the Seeds of Anger,” by Sensei Jules Shuzen Harris
14. “Is Anger Ever a Good Thing?” interview with John Makransky
15. “Taming Destructive Emotions,” interview with Daniel Goleman

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jason6's picture

So many typos. Doesn't anybody proof the text? Also, too many lines where the letters are all run together with no spaces between words. It's decipherable, but looks ugly. Probably a problem with the reader/rendering software. (I downloaded the book as PDF.)

paulettecallen's picture

PLEASE number the pages of your e-books.
Thank you.

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Thank you for the input! We'll see what we can do in our next e-book.

Joanna Piacenza

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areastman's picture

Yes it is difficult also having issues ......have done this before but cannot remember how (:
Please help
Thanks so much

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beckerjoy's picture

Hi, I am having the same problem. I filled out the required form but can not download the teachings on Anger. B'Shalom ( In Peace)
Correction.....I just received an email telling me how to download the teachings...THANK YOU

Carmel Delprat's picture

Hi, I am having trouble downloading this, could someone please advise how best to go about this? Thank you.

patrice16953's picture

try downloading as a pdf. works for me on Windows 7...