Reviews of “How to Free Your Mind”

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Rated one of the best spiritual books of 2005
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With her usual clarity, Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron skillfully weaves the practice and theory of Arya Tara together with the lamrim path to provide a fascinating and very helpful guide for those interested in the Tara practice.
—Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Venerable Thubten Chodron has the extraordinary ability to present even the most profound spiritual teachings simply and directly in ways that impact our everyday lives. With her characteristic warmth, humor, and intelligence, she invites us here to enter the world of Tara, one of the most beloved members of the Buddhist pantheon, and to share in the wisdom and compassion of the Divine Mother.
—Jonathan Landaw, author of “Images of Enlightenment

Readers will find a wealth of insight into the process of freeing the mind here; the Tibetan approach to bringing forth the resolve for awakening (bodhicitta) is appealing and accessible. Thubten Chodron, with this volume, continues her giving of Dharma and walking the Bodhisattva path by example.
—Reverend Heng Sure

This practical and inspiring book will be helpful to all who wish to tame their minds so that they are not constantly enslaved by pride, ignorance, anger, jealousy, distorted views, miserliness, attachment and doubt… This is truly a book that will appeal both to a general audience and to those specifically interested in female manifestations of the divine.”
East and West Series

American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron gives a helpful, straightforward explanation of deity practice, and an explication of the Tara sadhana, or liturgy.
Shambhala Sun

[Thubten Chodron] is well known for her lucid expositions of Buddhist themes, and the present work is again a warm and clear introduction to a major figure of the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. This book contains everything one needs to know to begin an informal Tara practice, and with the right understanding is a precious jewel in itself.
—Georg Feuerstein, PhD

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