Love Your Enemies How to Break the Anger Habit and Be Much Happier Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman
In Love Your Enemies, Sharon Salzberg and Tenzin Robert Thurman draw on ancient spiritual
wisdom, modern psychology, and the latest neuroscience to guide us in dealing with
troublesome people and situations, and overcoming the real source of our distress, our deepseated self-centeredness and self-hatred.
Based on the popular workshop they teach together, the authors offer practical methods for
transforming our relationship to our outer, inner, secret, and super-secret enemies. Thurman,
a noted Columbia University professor and former Tibetan Buddhist monk, brings to life
traditional wisdom teachings such as Shantideva’s advice on replacing anger with patience, and
the practice of exchanging self-preoccupation for compassion set out by Dharmarakshita.
Salzberg mines her experiences as a leading teacher of insight and lovingkindness meditation
to relate real-life examples of putting the teachings into practice. Together, the two
perspectives give us a well-rounded course in conquering our outer and inner enemies. The
material is presented in a warm, accessible manner manner that welcomes spiritual seekers of all
levels, from newcomer to dedicated practitioner.
Sharon Salzberg cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and is the
New York Times best-selling author of eight books, including Lovingkindness, Faith, and The
Power of Meditation. A teacher for more than 30 years, she blogs for The Huffington Post and
has been a contributing editor at O, the Oprah Magazine. www.sharonsalzberg.com
Tenzin Robert Thurman, a professor at Columbia University, holds the first endowed chair in
Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in America. A cofounder and the president of Tibet House New
York, an organization dedicated to preserving the endangered culture of Tibet, he is the author
of the bestseller Inner Revolution, as well as Anger, Infinite Life and numerous other books.
The first Tibetan Buddhist monk from the West, he has been a close friend and colleague of the
Dalai Lama many years.