Taming the Tiger Within by Thich Nhat Hanh – Book Review

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Taming the Tiger Within Book Review Book Title: Taming the Tiger Within – Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Publisher:  Riverhead Books Pages: 295 Amazon Price: $13.56 Rating: 4/5 Thich Nhat Hanh is a world renowned Zen Buddhist teacher, scholar, peace activist who is respected by people of all faiths.  He has inspired many people of all faiths with his insights into universal compassion and tolerance. He has promoted interfaith dialogues, the most well-known example being between Zen and Christianity.  He is also the author of such books as “Living  Buddha, Living Christ”, “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching”, “No Death, No … Continue reading

Right Concentration in Buddhism – The Eighth Spoke

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Right Concentration in Buddhism – The Eighth Spoke of the Wheel The last principle of the Eight-fold Path is called Right Concentration or Samma Samadhi in the ancient Pali language and it refers to the practice of concentration, and is sometimes called “Right Meditation” by focusing on something, such as the breath. Defining Right Concentration Right Concentration in Buddhism means focusing all of your mental faculties onto one physical or mental object and practicing the Four Absorptions/Meditations otherwise known as the Four Dhyanas/Jhanas.  Chan and Zen Buddhism emphasize this step of the Eight-fold path. Chan and is the Chinese form … Continue reading