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Turning the Mind Into an Ally [Paperback]

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Author Author : Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 157322345X
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781573223454
Publisher Publisher : Riverhead Books
Pages Pages : 256
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100139805

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 Allymakes it possible for anyone to achieve peace and clarity in their lives.Turning the Mind Into an AllyForeward 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

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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 ofIris Murdoch: A Life

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