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A Free eBook in Response to the Attack on Bodh Gaya


Last month, multiple bombs exploded in Bodh Gaya, India, in and around the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site, the Mahabodhi temple that marks the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment. In response, Shambhala Publications offers Beyond Anger: How to Hold On to Your Heart and Your Humanity in the Midst of Injustice, a free eBook consisting of excerpts from some of our books from a variety of Buddhist traditions that encapsulate values of love and nonviolence, which we can all practice ourselves.

A chapter from the Karmapa points out the toxicity and uselessness of anger, from a basic, interpersonal level to the wider society at large. In “I Take Up the Way of Letting Go of Anger,” Zen teacher Diane Eshin Rizzetto helps us look at how we relate to an emotion like anger and, rather than suppress it, she marks a clear pathway we can follow to awaken in its presence and not let it incite us to negative thoughts and actions. Jack Kornfield talks about how to succeed in bringing mindfulness and loving-kindness into arenas like politics and war zones. And a short selection from the chapter on patience in the Mahayana classic The Way of the Bodhisattva highlights that the real enemy is anger itself, not something or someone external.

Download the FREE eBook at any of these vendors:
Amazon/Kindle | Google | Barnes & Noble | Apple iTunesKobo


14 thoughts on “A Free eBook in Response to the Attack on Bodh Gaya

  1. Thank you for this. I struggle every day with all the injustice and environmental destruction I read about. I need all the help I can get : )

  2. There seems to be a rising tide of resentment and hatred toward Muslim people in some Buddhist communities (irrespective of their cred or teaching) so how do we prevent that from becoming a huge problem around the world?

  3. Perhaps the ebook should also have included excerpts regarding impermanence and non-attachment, the foundation teaching of Buddhism. All things are subject to dissolution and disintegration. The very things we identify with and attach to form the basis for the suffering that we dread. This doesn’t excuse acts of violence. This does ask us to look deeper at the Buddha’s teachings and use those acts of violence as a means to examine our own attachments and delusions.

  4. Please make this available in PDF so that people that don’t have the above formats can read it in any IMac or PC.

  5. Thank you for speading love and wisdom during this time. I know that such an act sent a ripple out, but this book sends a bigger, and more loving ripple out that is bringing peace to many people’s being!!! Thank you!

  6. Thank you so much for the book, I’m very grateful to you. Readers also might be interested to know that there are programmes that can be downloaded that convert ebook formats ( including kindle) into PDF, and vice versa. The one I use is Calibre, very easy!

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