Stop Biting the Tail You’re Chasing

Using Buddhist Mind Training to Free Yourself from Painful Emotional Patterns
By Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo
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Shambhala Publications
07/10/2018
Pages: 160
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781611805710
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Are emotions our friends or our enemies? Is it possible to free ourselves from emotional conflict? The Buddhist practice of lojong is a way of letting go of attachment to both “positive” and “negative” emotions and leads to profound insight and compassion, unbounded by our habitual reactions. This book provides a set of tools that you can apply in daily life to gradually relieve your own suffering and extend that relief to everyone you encounter.
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"There is no better way to bring intelligence, sanity, and love into the world than moving away from fixating on the self and, instead, working for the well-being of others. In Stop Biting the Tail You’re Chasing, Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo present us with a fresh, insightful, and engaging look at the most essential, practical, and potent instructions on how to do just that—the lojong, or mind training, teachings. I think you will find this book a great guide on how to move through the world with joy and grace." —Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, author of The Logic of Faith and The Power of an Open Question

"The lojong teachings on working with destabilizing emotions are Tibet’s great gift to a world in desperate need of them. In Stop Biting the Tail You’re Chasing we hear the wise and patient voice of Anyen Rinpoche, fully immersed in these teachings as only a Tibetan tulku can be, along with his longtime collaborator, Allison Choying Zangmo, kindly speaking to us about how to apply this wisdom to our contemporary lives. Though the teachings are subtle and profound, this is a simple, accessible, and inspiring discussion. This is a book I will read again and again." —Norman Fischer, poet, Zen priest, author of Training in Compassion, and co-author of What Is Zen?: Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind

"Stop Biting the Tail You’re Chasing interweaves timeless wisdom from the greatest masters in Mahayana Buddhism with both Anyen Rinpoche’s and Khandro Allison Choying Zangmo’s own experience and advice, allowing Western, English-speaking readers the opportunity to access these teachings and apply them directly to their lives. We are grateful to them for these efforts and especially to Rinpoche for dedicating himself to this cause." —Sangye Khandro, Light of Berotsana, teacher and translator

"This volume is a treasure of profound Buddhist teachings on the trainings of the mind (lojong) that transmute every moment of our lives into true sources of benefit to oneself and others. I pray that we may all put them into practice." —Tulku Thondup, author of The Heart of Unconditional Love

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