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Peaceful heart : the Buddhist practice of patience / Dzigar Kongtrul ; edited by Joseph Waxman ; foreword by Pema Chödrön.

By: Contributor(s): Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Shambhala, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Edition: First EditionDescription: x, 219 pages ; 22 cmISBN:
  • 9781611804645
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Foreword / by Pema Chödrön--Introduction: Protecting our tender heart--Why we need to work with our anger--The seventy-two ways we get disturbed--An unconventional approach to our suffering--Is there an agent? Deeply analyzing what brings us pain--Widening our perspective on adverse circumstances--Practicing patience when we are treated with contempt--How should we react when our loved ones are mistreated?--Working with jealousy--Not taking pleasure in others' pain--Practicing patience when we don't get what we want--We can't attain enlightenment without sentient beings--Our kindness delights the Buddhas--The karmic consequences of how we treat others--Appendix A: Meditation on patience--Appendix B: The seventy-two ways we get disturbed.

"An introductory guide to cultivating patience and opening your heart to difficult circumstances from leading Buddhist teacher, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Patience is one of the most important qualities we can develop, as it represents our mind's ability to work positively with anything that bothers us, including anger, loss, jealousy, and helplessness. We are consistently confronted with situations or outcomes we weren't expecting or didn't want, and our default response is to reject what happened with feelings of mild irritation, inward complaining, self-aggression, or seething resentment. Patience is an antidote to all these forms of rejection. Those who have mastered patience have learned to welcome all challenging situations, people, and emotions as opportunities to open their hearts rather than close them. Based on the teachings of the sixth chapter of Shantideva's 'The Way of the Bodhisattva', Peaceful Heart explores how Buddhist teachings on patience can help you work with whatever disturbances arise in your life and in your mind. Dzigar Kongtrul provides practices and examples throughout the book to challenge readers on the path to developing a more patient heart"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book Book Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre General Stacks Non-fiction BDO 294.3 KONG-D (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 2023-0169

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