Turning the Mind Into An Ally

Turning the Mind Into An Ally

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Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
An American Tibetan Buddhist shares stories and wisdom from American culture and Buddhist teachers that illustrate the steps in strengthening, calming, and stabilizing the mind as part of accomplishing one's personal goals. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2004
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781573223454
Characteristics: xix, 234 p. ; 21 cm


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Jul 11, 2012

I would echo what SisterMadly said. Straight forward approach on observing how you mind works with gentleness, nonjudgement, yet disciplined. If you have ever wanted to commit to a meditation practice this gives you a very balance, unintimidating approach and makes it a familiar practice. The Sakyong uses very accessible language and analogies.

SisterMadly Jan 28, 2011

This book gives a very understandable and practical approach to mindfulness meditation. It is clear, easy to understand, gentle yet thorough. The author is one of the best Tibetan meditation teachers out there.

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