How Do I Stay Motivated?

Often, when beginning a meditation practice, we are inspired and motivated to connect with our inherent awareness, wisdom, and compassion. However, after a while, we may find ourselves feeling bored and distracted, and sometimes wonder why we started in the first place. In this monthly teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche shares “up and down” experiences with meditation and advice on how to keep it fresh and reconnect with our motivation.

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Compassion for Planet Earth

Do you feel overwhelmed by our planet’s environmental challenges? What can one single person do to make meaningful change? In this monthly teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche explains how the path toward benefiting our environment begins with us. Learn how meditation and compassionate motivation can empower you to take action and contribute to a healthier planet. Together, our small steps can create an interconnected ripple effect leading to a more balanced and sustainable future.

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Does Meditation Make You More Emotional?

When we begin a meditation practice — particularly if we are new to meditation — we can feel that we are having more thoughts and emotions than before. As Mingyur Rinpoche explains in this monthly teaching, this is actually a very good sign! By resting with our mind, it becomes clearer, and we begin to recognize thoughts and emotions more easily. As we meditate, we become more familiar with awareness beyond positive and negative thoughts and emotions; this is the practice.

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How to Find Mr. or Ms. Perfect

How do you find the perfect partner? Is that even possible? Mingyur Rinpoche shares his wisdom on why expectations can lead to obstacles when developing relationships. Although we have basic innate goodness, everyone experiences confusion, craving, and aversion. Rinpoche shares how we can learn to appreciate the good qualities in ourselves and others while also holding space for mistakes and challenges. Doing so allows for healthier and longer-lasting relationships.

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Energetic Breathing for Waking Up

In this monthly teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche discusses energizing the body and calming the mind through a simple breathing exercise called the “thirty-breath exercise.” This straightforward practice aims to balance the mind and develop an appreciation for our lives and the world around us.

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Heal the World with Compassionate Leadership

Amid so many global challenges, Mingyur Rinpoche calls on each one of us to do what we can to support one another. He offers several practical tips on how we can lead through love, compassion, and wisdom to contribute to world peace.

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Driving the Car of Suffering

In this monthly teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche compares suffering with a car that we drive and shows us how to work with craving and aversion, not by fighting them in any way but by simply letting them come and go.

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How Do I Do Body Scan Meditation?

Mingyur Rinpoche leads us through different techniques to bring the mind and body together and explains that this practice can eventually help us to connect with our innate well-being.

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Why Is Gratitude Important?

Mingyur Rinpoche explains how practicing gratitude and appreciation opens us to a wealth of good qualities within ourselves that we normally overlook. He also gives us a simple practice to help us touch in to appreciation, encouraging us to rejoice in even the smallest of positive actions and attributes.

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Obstacles Become Opportunities

After finishing his four-and-a-half-year wandering retreat, Mingyur Rinpoche returned to his monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, only to face extensive damage left there by a major earthquake. In this video, Rinpoche describes his experience upon seeing this aftermath and shows us how moments of adversity can become powerful catalysts for growth, innovation, and flourishing.

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