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Vinegar into Honey

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Vinegar into Honey by Ron Leifer
Paperback $14.95

May 14, 2008 | 144 Pages

  • Paperback $14.95

    May 14, 2008 | 144 Pages

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“Easily one of the best books on understanding and transforming anger, aggression, and violence that I have ever read.”—Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and author of A Guide to Rational Living

Vinegar into Honey is well grounded in wisdom Dharma and fertilized by western psychology, clearly showing in seven steps how to understand and work with our feelings of anger.”—Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within

“Dr. Leifer’s thoughtful fusion of Western and Buddhist insights provides us with a lucid analysis of the psychodynamics of anger and a practical workbook for dealing with aggression in our daily lives.”—Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism Without Beliefs

“[Leifer] describes the process of transforming suffering into equanimity and compassion—central in Buddhist psychology and practice—in a lucid style using case studies of people just like us…a very practical manual.”—Mandala

“Violence has been with us throughout human history but it reached new heights in the twentieth century with wars, ethnic and religious brutality, and the use of weapons of mass destruction. It is lamentable that more has not been done to stem the tide of aggression. [In Ron Leifer’s] seven-step guide to understanding and transforming anger…. He has some cogent things to say about…the ways in which our desires our aversion and our self-interest fuel violence; the important role of patience in coping with suffering; and the challenge of relaxing and remaining serene when things are going badly for us and we are stressed out.”—Spirituality and Practice

“This is a very practical book on how to transform our anger and negative emotions . . . . Leifer provides detailed instructions for working with our negative mental states and each of the steps he proposed reflects views and methods drawn from Buddhist tradition.”—Eastern Horizon

 ”Leifer’s seven-step process is a practical one from developing awareness of the many faces of anger to opening one’s heart to both the goodness and pain in life…. I was struck by his reflections . . . particularly helpful.”—Tricycle

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