Turning the Mind Into an Ally
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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Review: Turning the Mind Into an AllyUser Review - Ellison - Goodreads
This is the best book for beginning meditators that I have found. I've read or tried to read 7 or 8 this year. The prose is clear and the explanations of technique and purpose are detailed without being endlessly repetitive. Although Mipham is a Buddhist the book is mostly jargon free. Read full review
Review: Turning the Mind Into an AllyUser Review - Dan Slimmon - Goodreads
I didn't finish reading this book, but only because that would've been like trying to learn calculus before understanding algebra. The path to achieving shamatha is already a lot to hold in my head ... Read full review