You Are Already a Buddha

How would you feel if someone told you that you have awareness, compassion, and wisdom 24 hours a day, even when you’re asleep? Would you believe it?

In this video, Mingyur Rinpoche talks about the unique approach of Vajrayana Buddhism that helps us recognize what we already have.


Meditating with Emotions

How does your body respond when you experience an emotion? Do you often feel overwhelmed by emotions?

In this video, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches us how to work with emotions and gives us advice on how to experience a sense of space and openness in the midst of difficulties.


The Difference between Awareness and Mindfulness

Do you find yourself wondering about the differences between awareness and mindfulness?

In this teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche explains this question from the traditional Tibetan Buddhist perspective by exploring the difference between object-oriented and subject-oriented forms of meditation as ways to connect with awareness.


How to Do Meditation while Working

Do you aspire to meditate while working but find it difficult?

In this video, Mingyur Rinpoche explains the impact meditation can have on this area of our life. In particular, he explains how stress can lead to tightness, ultimately hindering our creativity and capacity to perform. Through meditation, we can return to being more open and relaxed, which leads to greater capability to excel.


Can Meditation Be Dangerous?

Are you perhaps struggling with some aspects of practice? Do you wonder whether or not there are side effects from meditation?

In this video, Mingyur Rinpoche explains that this depends on both the way you learn meditation and what your goal is for the practice. In particular, he mentions that embracing experience as opposed to blocking or controlling it is critical to cultivating well-being.


How Meditation Helps You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Are you aspiring to bring more positivity and healthy habits into your life this year? Are you perhaps also having difficulties following through with that?

In this first video of the year, Mingyur Rinpoche talks about how we can create these positive habits and stick with our New Year’s resolutions. Rinpoche gives advice for how to best go about this so that you can make 2022 a great and inspiring year.


Bringing Awareness into the Holiday Season

The holiday season is supposed to be a happy time in our lives. However, this may not always be the case. This idea of a happy time can also bring about a lot of high expectations that can lead to disappointment, arguments, and worries.

In this video, Mingyur Rinpoche shares how we can practice awareness, love, and compassion during the holiday season. Practicing in this way, the holidays become meaningful opportunities for finding a deep connection with others.


How Meditation Changes the Brain

Are we capable of change? How do our body and mind transform through meditation? How does modern science support a Buddhist perspective?

In this informative video, Mingyur Rinpoche discusses the connection between modern scientific understandings of the body and the brain and the traditional Buddhist presentations of what is known as the “subtle body.” In particular, Rinpoche highlights how these two perspectives are resonant in many ways, especially in regard to how meditation can help support conscious change within the body, brain, and mind.


How to do Walking Meditation

Many of us think of meditation as something done in a seated position on the floor or in a chair. However, in many meditative traditions, walking meditation has a central role in the overall practice as well. In this video, Mingyur Rinpoche discusses why walking meditation is beneficial but also why it can be challenging. He also shares how he himself used it during his time in retreat.


Can Meditation Make You Feel Worse?

Often when we begin to meditate, we can be overwhelmed with thoughts and emotions, and we might feel like things are getting worse. For Mingyur Rinpoche, this arose as experiences of panic and confusion, and it was his father who clarified that this is actually a good sign. In this video, Mingyur Rinpoche explains why this is the case, comparing our minds before meditating with a murky river after a large rainstorm. And, don’t worry! Seeing the contents of our minds is the first step in bringing increased well-being and joy into our lives.


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