Turning the Mind into an Ally

Turning the Mind into an Ally

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by Sakyo Mipham
     
 

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Strengthening, calming, and stabilizing the mind is the essential first step in accomplishing nearly any goal. Growing up American with a Tibetan twist, Sakyong Mipham talks to Westerners as no one can: in idiomatic English with stories and wisdom from American culture and the great Buddhist teachers. Turning the Mind Into an Ally makes it

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Strengthening, calming, and stabilizing the mind is the essential first step in accomplishing nearly any goal. Growing up American with a Tibetan twist, Sakyong Mipham talks to Westerners as no one can: in idiomatic English with stories and wisdom from American culture and the great Buddhist teachers. Turning the Mind Into an Ally makes it possible for anyone to achieve peace and clarity in their lives.

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"In language totally fresh and jargon-free, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche distills the wisdom of many centuries. Simple as it is profound, his book bears reading many times."—Peter Conradi, author of Iris Murdoch: A Life

"With warmhearted clarity and wise simplicity, Sakyong Mipham offers some of the best advice you can find for establishing and sustaining a strong, dedicated, and genuinely transformative meditation experience."—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

"Like Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, this book addresses the complexities, obstacles, and joys of meditation with a simple and extraordinarly generous voice. It's an amazing guidebook for a beginner, in the sense that one is always a beginner and that the journey never ends."—Rudy Wurlitzer, author of Hard Travel to Sacred Places

"One of the best of the Buddhism-for-Westerners genre."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573223454
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/06/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
104,177
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"In language totally fresh and jargon-free, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche distills the wisdom of many centuries. Simple as it is profound, his book bears reading many times."—Peter Conradi, author of Iris Murdoch: A Life

"With warmhearted clarity and wise simplicity, Sakyong Mipham offers some of the best advice you can find for establishing and sustaining a strong, dedicated, and genuinely transformative meditation experience."—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

"Like Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, this book addresses the complexities, obstacles, and joys of meditation with a simple and extraordinarly generous voice. It's an amazing guidebook for a beginner, in the sense that one is always a beginner and that the journey never ends."—Rudy Wurlitzer, author of Hard Travel to Sacred Places

"One of the best of the Buddhism-for-Westerners genre."—Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Sakyong Mipham is one of the most highly respected young incarnate lamas of Tibet. He is the director of Shambhala International, a worldwide organization of more than one hundred meditation and retreat centers. He teaches around the world to thousands, both Western and Asian audiences.

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Turning the Mind into an Ally 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many books on Buddhist philosophy and psychology, this is one of the better ones. This would be an easy book for anyone to read, whether or not you are interested in Buddhism. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to calm their mind and find clarity. Excellent read!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a superb book, an absolute read! If you are practicing yoga or looking for clarity you will be extremely pleased with it. I can not say one negative thing about this book. I was looking for a yoga book today and I found this book. Oh, What a find it was!! Buy it!!
Isabel1 More than 1 year ago
I have kept this book by bedside for many years for its wisdom and clarity. It is certainly the best I have ever read on this subject.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This wonderful book has given me the tools to make my mind my friend instead of an enemy. It is well written and easy reading for a Westerner. Peaceful abiding is possible in this crazy world. I have gone back over certain chapters often. Thank you Mr.Mipham
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book as an introduction to meditation except it almost completely leaves out the physical body. All of the book is devoted to developing the mind and only about three pages give the effects meditation has on the body. Many other books emphasize how it is important for the body to be still and relaxed in the meditation position because this contributes to stillness of mind. But here it is not talked about much at all. More emphasis should have been placed on the importance of the relaxed body in meditation.