Turning the Mind Into an Ally (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 6, 2004 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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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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Lovely writing style. - Goodreads
Great introduction to meditation and mindfulness. - Goodreads
A great overview of meditation for beginners. - Goodreads
This is a good, basic introduction to meditation. - Goodreads
I liked the teachings mixed with true life stories. - Goodreads
This book is a good intro to Shambala-type meditation. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jmp - Goodreads

Lovely writing style. Very picturesque. Good stories. Easy to follow and inspiring. Read full review

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User Review  - Thea - Goodreads

This is a wonderful intro into understanding meditation. Read full review


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2 Continual Placement
4 Close Placement
5 Taming
6 Pacifying
8 OnePointed
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About the author (2004)

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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