Turning the Mind Into an Ally

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Penguin, Jan 6, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 256 pages
"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 and Going Buddhist

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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User Review  - weeksj10 - LibraryThing

A very good, practical book on meditation. It's takes complex ideas and simplifies them so they are more accessible. Definitely a book to reread many times. Read full review

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I'm sure if I pick this book up again in five or ten years I'll change my opinion of it but I really didn't enjoy this one too much. For me, the author came off a bit snobbish talking about his ... Read full review


Title Page
Three Peaceful Abiding
Five Mindfulness and Awareness
Seven The Virtues of Boredom
Nine Forgetting the Instructions

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Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is one of the most highly respected young incarnate lamas of Tibet. He is the head of the Shambhala lineage and the director of Shambhala International, a worldwide organization of more than two hundred meditation and retreat centers. He teaches around the world to thousands, both Western and Asian audiences. He is a husband, father of three daughters, and an avid runner.

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