Tsultrim Allione brings an eleventh-century Tibetan woman's practice to the West for the first time with FEEDING YOUR DEMONS, an accessible and effective approach for dealing with negative emotions, fears, illness, and self-defeating patterns. Allione-one of only a few female Buddhist leaders in this country and comparable in American religious life to Pema Chodron-bridges this ancient Eastern practice with today's Western psyche. She explains that if we fight our demons, they only grow stronger. But if we feed them, nurture them, we can free ourselves from the battle. Through the clearly articulated practice outlined in FEEDING YOUR DEMONS, we can learn to overcome any obstacle and achieve freedom and inner peace.
Allione, one of the first women in America to be ordained in the Tibetan tradition, as well as author of Women of Wisdom, has added considerably to the store of current wisdom herself in this appealing and important new book. The notion of feeding demons is in itself attractive to a certain temperament, but the demons Allione has in mind are not the horned and tailed terrors of many religions' hells but "our obsessions and fears, chronic illnesses, depression, anxiety, and addiction." Allione has a five-step method for encountering, understanding, and even befriending the inner demons that prevent us from being our best selves. Includes an appendix with an abbreviated five-step method; for most collections. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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Little, Brown and Company
April 07, 2008
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