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Turning the Mind Into an Ally

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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.

Review:

"With enchanting beauty and extraordinary clarity, Turning the Mind into an Ally offers profound and timely teachings." Tulku Thondup, bestselling author of The Healing Power of the Mind

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"That his teachings are finally available to a wider audience is wonderful. That they will benefit all who read them, I have no doubt. I am glad that many more people will now be able to experience the clear and precise wisdom of my heart friend and precious teacher." from the foreword by Pema Chodron

Review:

"With warmhearted clarity and wise simplicity, Sakyong Mipham offers some of the best advice you can find for establishing and sustaining a strong, dedicated, and genuinely transformative meditation practice." Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

Review:

"Like Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, this book addresses the complexities, obstacles, and joys of meditation with the simple and extraordinarily generous voice. It's an amazing guidebook for a beginner, in the sense that one is always a beginner and that the journey never ends." Rudy Wurlitzer, author of Hard Travel to Sacred Places

Review:

"This easy read is one of the best of the Buddhism-for-Westerners genre." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"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

Review:

"Like Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, this book addresses the complexities, obstacles, and joys of meditation with a simple and extraordinarily generous voice. It's an amazing guidebook for a beginner, in the sense that one is always a beginner and that the journey never ends." Rudy Wurlitzer, author of the screenplay The Little Buddha

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Having grown up American with a Tibetan influence, Mipham speaks to Westerners as no one can: relating stories and wisdom from American culture and the great Buddhist teachers in idiomatic English. Strengthening, calming, and stabilizing the mind is the essential first step in accomplishing nearly any goal. This book's message makes it possible for anyone to succeed.

Synopsis:

Accessible and clear, this national bestseller on Buddhism--now available in paperback--shows how to cultivate a strong, stable mind and no longer live "at the mercy of our moods."

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Turning the Mind Into an Ally Foreward by Pema Ch?dr?n

Preface

One: Why Meditate?

1. The Rock and the Flower

2. Bewilderment and Suffering

3. Peaceful Abiding

Two: The Art of Peacefully Abiding

4. Taking Our Seat

5. Mindfulness and Awareness

6. How to Gather a Scattered Mind

7. The Virtues of Boredom

8. Laziness

9. Forgetting the Instructions

10. Not Too Tight, Not Too Loose

11. Nine Stages of Training the Mind

Three: Turning the Mind Into An Alley

12. Turning the Mind

13. The Joy of Being Human

14. The Unchanging Truth of Change

15. First We Got Old

16. And Then We Die

17. Samsara and Karma

18. Jumping into the Heart of the Buddha

Four: Warrior in the World

19. Rousing Motivation

20. Wisdom and Emptiness

21. Warrior in the World

Appendixes

A. Preparing to Practice

B. The Posture of Meditation

C. Instructions for Contempletive Meditation

Resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573223454
Author:
Mipham, Sakyong
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Author:
Rimpoche, Sakyong Miphan
Author:
Rinpoche, Sakyong Miphan
Subject:
Meditation
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Mind & Body
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Buddhism.
Subject:
Meditation (buddhism)
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.08x5.06x.64 in. .47 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 256 pages Riverhead Books - English 9781573223454 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With enchanting beauty and extraordinary clarity, Turning the Mind into an Ally offers profound and timely teachings."
"Review" by , "That his teachings are finally available to a wider audience is wonderful. That they will benefit all who read them, I have no doubt. I am glad that many more people will now be able to experience the clear and precise wisdom of my heart friend and precious teacher."
"Review" by , "With warmhearted clarity and wise simplicity, Sakyong Mipham offers some of the best advice you can find for establishing and sustaining a strong, dedicated, and genuinely transformative meditation practice."
"Review" by , "Like Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, this book addresses the complexities, obstacles, and joys of meditation with the simple and extraordinarily generous voice. It's an amazing guidebook for a beginner, in the sense that one is always a beginner and that the journey never ends."
"Review" by , "This easy read is one of the best of the Buddhism-for-Westerners genre."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Like Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, this book addresses the complexities, obstacles, and joys of meditation with a simple and extraordinarily generous voice. It's an amazing guidebook for a beginner, in the sense that one is always a beginner and that the journey never ends."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Having grown up American with a Tibetan influence, Mipham speaks to Westerners as no one can: relating stories and wisdom from American culture and the great Buddhist teachers in idiomatic English. Strengthening, calming, and stabilizing the mind is the essential first step in accomplishing nearly any goal. This book's message makes it possible for anyone to succeed.
"Synopsis" by , Accessible and clear, this national bestseller on Buddhism--now available in paperback--shows how to cultivate a strong, stable mind and no longer live "at the mercy of our moods."
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