1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Turning the Mind Into an Ally  By  cover art

Turning the Mind Into an Ally

By: Sakyong Mipham,Pema Chödrön
Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $13.99

Buy for $13.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Mipham J. Mukpo (P)2018 Tantor

What listeners say about Turning the Mind Into an Ally

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    68
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    57
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    58
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

easy* intro to meditation

meditation is easy. meditation isn't easy. however, I found the author very helpful in his use of stories and analogies to help guide the reader through the ancient Concepts he discusses. if you're interested in Shambhala practice, I would start with his father's book first, Shambhala the sacred path of the warrior

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A powerful work now in audio format

I first was given this book about six years ago. Got a quarter of the way through and then it sat. The last two years I’ve been listening to a series of for lack of a better term transcendent self help books as I do my daily runs. This is proving to be a powerful practice for me. I just completed my first listen through of Turning the mind Into an Ally. I will listen to it again to let the words and thoughts sink further in. The five-year weight has been well worth it to get this in audio format. Thank you.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beauty, truth and knowledge.

Learn calm and inner silence. Be aware of the goodness in life. Self compassion, will allow us to go beyond ourself.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

relaxing to listen to

It's basically entirely about encouraging daily meditation. The book is relaxing to listen to and makes a compelling argument for taking up the practice. I would recommend it to anyone interested in meditation.