How to meditate

Theory, practice, tips, and guidance from world-renowned teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Tergar Meditation Community guides – everything you might need to start your journey on the path of meditation.

How to meditate

Understanding Monkey Mind

You have likely heard the phrase “monkey mind,” but even if you’re unfamiliar with the term, you can probably guess what it means: when your mind won’t shut up, churning out thoughts, images, associations, impulses, and so on.

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Living with Panic Attacks

In my childhood, I had horrible panic attacks. I don’t know exactly what their true cause was, but I reacted to many ordinary events with terror. For example, I panicked during storms. Where I come from, there is thunder and lightning all summer long, and winter brings snowstorms.

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How to meditate

Can Meditation Make You Feel Worse?

When you first begin a meditation practice, you might have a rather pleasant experience – a sense of clarity, or a more settled mind, for instance. However, once you’ve tried meditation a few times, a flurry of thoughts might start popping up – or even a real overload of thoughts…

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How to meditate

How Does Motivation Help Meditation?

In everything we do, it’s crucial to have a sense of purpose and motivation. Without it, it’s too easy to lose inspiration, or feel that our actions are meaningless. Meditation is no exception, so it’s important to start each session of meditation with the correct motivation. What does that look…

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How Often Should I Meditate?

Is formal meditation—sitting quietly in an upright posture for a dedicated amount of time—the type of meditation you should prioritize? And if so, for how long at a time? And how many times to meditate a day? Or is it more important to learn how to meditate anytime, anywhere, in…

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How to Make Meditation a Habit?

We’ve all been there: The jeans don’t zip up as easily as they used to, or you look at your bank balance and get a shock, and you promise yourself to start cultivating better habits, starting today. “From now on, I’ll bike to work! I’ll carry a thermos from home,…

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How to meditate

Meditation for Anxiety

Everybody knows what it feels like to experience anxiety: the shortness of breath, racing pulse, rushing thoughts, and so on. Indeed, you may be more familiar with these sensations than you’d like to be! And by now, you have probably noticed that those with anxiety are often told to try…

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