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Taming the Tiger Within

Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 44 mins
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Grounded in the Buddhist practices of mindfulness and compassion, this audio handbook of meditations and reflections offers techniques for diffusing anger, conquering fear, and cultivating love.

Distilled from the pages of his best-selling works, Taming the Tiger Within is an audio handbook of meditations, analogies, and reflections that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, converting fear, and cultivating love in every arena of life - a wise and exquisite guide for bringing harmony and healing to one's life and relationships.

Acclaimed scholar, peace activist, and Buddhist master revered by people of all faiths, Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions worldwide with his insight into the human heart and mind. Now he focuses his profound spiritual wisdom on the basic human emotions everyone struggles with on a daily basis.

Selections are from No Death, No Fear; Anger; and Going Home.

©2018 Thich Nhat Hanh and Pritam Singh (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • amanda
  • Phila, PA USA
  • 08-12-18

Narrator Issues

Only got half way through. In part due to narrator issues, in part because it's abridged and profound teachings sound ungenuine in the cliff notes version.

Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings are amazing when he teaches them, only half as useful when someone else does. He has a sense of humor, he's TEACHING that a sense of humor is important, but these narrators they keep hiring totally miss it and deliver things that are clearly jokes (which you recognize if you've actually listened to Thich Nhat Hahn teaching) very seriously as profound bits of wisdom, radically changing the meaning, and making him sound remote and unrelateable. So disappointing. The guy is funny, that's who he is, if he's too busy to read the books himself, I really wish they'd hire actors to do it and make them actually listen to him first. I'd recommended reading everything available he's narrated himself first (there seem to be a few things, start with Peacemaking), then once you know who he is, tackling these badly narrated works with an alertness to pick up on places where the meaning is changed by the poor narration.

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  • KB
  • 09-20-18

Insightful, enlightening, practical

I liked this book because it was well written, conceptually sound, relatable, examples were clearly illustrated and easy-to-use tools provided.
Anyone wanting to explore spiritual dimensions of difficult emotions and how to understand and respond in a better way, this book of insight, enlightenment and practical applications would be beneficial. #Audible1.

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tames lions too.

great book. great wisdom from Thich Nhat Hanh. thank u for announcer. all is going right. xo

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Managing Anger

Great book to help understand ones anger and how to manage it appropriately. Great book.

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Short but insightful

With Thay's usual style, the foundation and understanding how our anger can cause suffering and how we can manage the seeds of anger is discussed. A good practice always needs repetition in order for it to become habitual thinking, so for those who have read his books before you will hear many concepts repeated. However, the insight offered in this book is always a nougat of information to keep in mind when we face challenges that can lead us to anger and actions we may regret later. It's a short book but it is always worthwhile.

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Amazing!

This is an amazing (short) book. It’s helped me greatly. I’ve listened to it over and over again. Highly recommend to anyone who struggles with anger.

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Excellent Insights

There is a lot of wisdom in this book. I'm not a Buddhist, so I don't agree with every single tenant. However, the core wisdom on addressing anger and fear and converting challenging emotions into love is fantastic.

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  • Alice P
  • Valley Stream, NY
  • 11-05-18

I need this

Often time I react out of anger, when in the moment. I really needed to hear the suggestions to be able to better handle my frustrations. My anger is my baby and while I’m usually cool under pressure, personal matters make me emotional and less in control. I recommend this reading to help focus or refocus in those time where we’d react first instead of remembering that we are all human, not just me.