Monthly Teachings

March

Anything as Support

In this video, Mingyur Rinpoche shows how anything can be used as a support for meditation. Using the breath as an example, he teaches how we can strengthen awareness by coming back to our support again and again, for short times, many times throughout the day.

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February

Meditation is Easier than You Think

In this video, Mingyur Rinpoche explains the essence of meditation and describes some common misunderstandings about practicing meditation. He also shares some tips for bringing meditation into our day-to-day lives.

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August

The Essence of Meditation

In this month’s teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche explains the essence of meditation and how you will know if you are in meditation or not. He also teaches what it means to be distracted and offers a simple method for beginning your own meditation practice.

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June

Key Points of Meditation: Everywhere, Anytime

In this first video of 2018, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches one of the most important aspects of meditation, namely that it can be applied everywhere at anytime. This instruction is also key for bringing meditation “off the cushion” and integrating it into daily life.

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July

Non-Meditation and Non-Distraction: Application

In this final part of the three part series on Non-Meditation and Non-Distraction, Mingyur Rinpoche explains how to practice this meditation in everyday life. Using meditation on the breath as an example, we can practice noticing our breath during any activity – walking, talking with others, eating, etc. – everywhere, anytime.

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June

Non-Meditation and Non-Distraction: Meditation

In the second part of the monthly teachings series on Non-Meditation and Non-Distraction, Mingyur Rinpoche explains how to practice meditation.

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May

Non-Meditation and Non-Distraction View

The principles of non-meditation and non-distraction are two of the most important points of meditation practice. "Non-meditation" helps us to let go of our habitual instincts to control the mind and to manufacture states of equanimity and inner peace.

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July

Building a Stable Meditation Practice

When we begin to meditate, many of us tend to take on too much practice too soon. This often leads to a feeling that practice is a chore, and eventually we may give up meditation altogether. In this short video, Mingyur Rinpoche shares how to establish a healthy meditation practice, one that will bring about long-term results.

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June

Keeping Meditation Fresh

If we practice only one meditation technique for a long time, we run the risk of getting bored or losing inspiration in our meditation practice. In this short video, Mingyur Rinpoche shares methods for how to alternate between different meditation techniques to keep our meditation practice fresh and inspiring.

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May

Building New Habits

In this short video, Mingyur Rinpoche speaks of how to overcome laziness in our meditation practice through building new habits. He also explains how this is linked to one of the biggest hindrances in practice for long-term practitioners.

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