Anger. For all of us, it’s a familiar feeling—jaw clenching, face
flushing, hands shaking. We feel it for rational and irrational reasons,
on a personal and on a global level. If we know how to handle our anger
skillfully, it is an effective tool for helping us recognize that a
situation needs to change and for providing the energy to create that
change. Yet more often anger is destructive—and in its grip we hurt
ourselves and those around us.
In recent years scientists have
discovered that mindfulness practice can reduce stress, improve mood,
and enhance our sense of well-being. It also offers us a way of dealing
with strong emotions, like anger. This anthology offers a Buddhist
perspective on how we can better work with anger and ultimately
transform it into compassion, with insight and practices from a variety
of contributors, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia
Boorstein, Carolyn Gimian, Tara Bennett-Goleman, Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Jules
Shuzen Harris, Christina Feldman, Mark Epstein, Ezra Bayda, Judith Toy,
Noah Levine, Judy Lief, Norman Fischer, Jack Kornfield, Stan Goldberg,
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrül, and many others.
241 pages. Paperback.