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What Meditation Really Is
9 Videos
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What Meditation Really Is

Based on the wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, ‘What Meditation Really Is’ 

What Meditation Really Is
9 Videos
  • 1. What is meditation? And why should we even bother?

    The actual practice of meditation is really very simple. Anyone can meditate, almost anywhere and any time! Watch this short introduction explaining what meditation really is and how to practise it.


    Rigpa
    2010
    Meditation
  • 2. Meditation—getting familiar with your mind

    As the Tibetan teacher Mingyur Rinpoche explains, when you meditate, you are giving your mind a job-and gradually, as the mind becomes more and more familiar with its job, a natural and powerful transformation occurs. It's the best way to train our 'crazy monkey mind'!
    Mingyur Rinpoche
    2010
    Meditation
  • 3. Meditation Posture—a Simple Guide
    Our posture is important when we meditate. If our posture is good, then meditation will arise more naturally. Here's a simple guide to the basic posture.
    Rigpa
    2010
    Meditation
  • 4. The Simplest Method—Watching the Breath
    One of the simplest meditation methods is watching the breath. Find out how it's done
    Rigpa
    2010
    Meditation
  • 5. Another Support for Meditation—Focusing on an Object
    Another support you can use to settle your mind is to lightly focus your attention on an object. Find out how it’s done.
    Rigpa
    2010
    Meditation
  • 6. Clarifying What Meditation Is Not

    The Tibetan teacher Mingyur Rinpoche says meditation is not about blissing out, or blocking our thoughts and emotions.
    Mingyur Rinpoche
    2010
    Meditation
  • 7. General Meditation Advice for Beginners
    Don't worry about the quality of your meditation, says Mingyur Rinpoche.
    Mingyur Rinpoche
    2010
    Meditation
  • 8. The Benefits of Meditation
    Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer of scientific research on meditation, lists the positive effects that meditation can have on the mind and body.
    Jon Kabat-Zinn
    2010
    Meditation
  • 9. Meditation is Not a Quick Fix!
    We need persistence and patience if we want to reap the benefits of meditation, says Khandro Rinpoche.
    Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
    2010
    Meditation