Turning the Mind Into an Ally
Nautilus Award: Finalist
Sakyong Mipham shows how to cultivate a strong stable mind and no longer live "at the mercy of our moods." His stories and wisdom from American culture, as well as from the great Buddhist teachers, help demystify this essential discipline and place it in the framework of Western culture. Accessible, practical, and clear, it provides readers with the necessary tools for taming the mind.
One: Why Meditate?
Two: The Art of Peacefully Abiding
Three: Turning the Mind Into An Alley
Four: Warrior in the World
"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
"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 experience."Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
"Like Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, this book addresses the complexities, obstacles, and joys of meditation with a simple and extraordinarly 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
"One of the best of the Buddhism-for-Westerners genre."Publishers Weekly
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