Described as the bitterest of the “three poisons” but also as the preeminent “doorway to awakening,” anger is one of the richest fields of study and practice for anyone—Buddhist or not—who seeks to transform oneself, one’s relationships, and society. Tricycle Teachings: Anger presents the Buddhist path from anger to wisdom, with insight and calm advice by H.H. the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman, Ken McLeod, Joanna Macy, and other leading Buddhist teachers who have worked to transform anger into compassion, social justice, and peace.

Table of Contents

  1. “Putting Down the Arrow,”

    by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
  2. “The Deluding Force,”

    by Sharon Salzberg
  3. “Be Here Angry Now,”

    interview with Mark Epstein
  4. “Awakening to Anger,”

    by Ken McLeod
  5. Excerpt from A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Shantideva

  6. “What to Do When the Anger Gets Hot,”

    interview with Ngawang Gelek Demo Rinpoche
  7. “The Enemy Within,”

    H.H. the Dalai Lama
  8. “Rising to the Challenge,”

    by Robert Thurman
  9. “Practicing with the Five Hindrances: The Second Hindrance,”

    by Lama Palden
  10. “Calm in the Face of Anger,”

    by Andrew Olendzki
  11. “Don’t Get Mad, Don’t Get Even,”

    by Master Hsing Yun
  12. “Precious Energy—The Ninth Zen Precept,

    by Nancy Baker
  13. “Uprooting the Seeds of Anger,”

    by Sensei Jules Shuzen Harris
  14. “Is Anger Ever a Good Thing?”

    interview with John Makransky
  15. “Taming Destructive Emotions,”

    interview with Daniel Goleman

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