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Abandoning Disturbing Emotions

Key points of how to abandon disturbing emotions:

  • Become aware of the emotion, “catch” the emotion
  • Try to abandon the emotion using reasoning, asking yourself — what is the result if you follow this emotion? Can you bring to mind past experiences when you followed this emotion? How did you feel? How did your emotional reaction affect others?

Tips for Everyday Life

During the day, notice situations where you tend to get more caught up in emotions. Set the intention to use these situations as opportunities for becoming more aware of the emotions as well as your response to them. Consider: Is there a way you could respond differently next time? With less charged emotions?

About Mingyur Rinpoche

In his approach to teaching meditation, Mingyur Rinpoche integrates traditional Buddhist practice and philosophy with the current scientific understanding of the mind and mental health – making the practice of mediation relevant and accessible to students around the world.
Born in Nepal in 1975, Mingyur Rinpoche began to study meditation as a young boy with his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, himself a well-respected Buddhist teacher. He spent many years of his childhood in strict retreat and completed the traditional Buddhist training in philosophy and psychology. In addition to extensive training in the meditative and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Mingyur Rinpoche has also had a lifelong interest in Western science and psychology, which has led to many fruitful collaborations with neuroscientists and psychologists.