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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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
great intro to meditation - Goodreads

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User Review  - Thea - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Seth - Goodreads

Picked this up because it is one of the recommended reads for people who want to learn about meditation. I can appreciate some of the messages in here, but the guy kind of goes on and on about the ... Read full review

Contents

Suppleness
Aspiration
Effort
1 Placement
2 Continual Placement
4 Close Placement
5 Taming
6 Pacifying
8 OnePointed
Contemplative Meditation Instructions
Copyright

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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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