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.

Reflection Question

  • How would you describe the essence of meditation to a friend who is curious about meditation? How does this relate to what Mingyur Rinpoche describes as, “Don’t meditate, but don’t get lost”?

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