Synopses & Reviews
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.
"This easy read is one of the best of the Buddhism-for-Westerners genre." Publishers Weekly
"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
"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
About the Author
Sakyong Mipham, one of the brightest young incarnate lamas of Tibet, is the spiritual director of Shambhala, an international organization of meditation and retreat centers. He is the son of Chögyam Trungpa, now considered one of the founders of Buddhism in the West. He travels and teaches at centers throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia.