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The Real Essence of Meditation on Video

I just posted a guest post on the What Meditation Really Is blog: A recent post on that blog about Mingyur Rinpoche‘s explanation of the  “The Real Essence of Meditation” reminded me of teachings that Mingyur Rinpoche gave in his … Continue reading

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The world is a mystery

Usually I am very groggy when I first wake up in the morning and it takes a while for my mind to show any signs of consciousness. But sometimes I wake up in the morning with a sense of wonder. … Continue reading

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Neither block your thoughts nor chase after them

Today, I would like to share more advice by Mingyur Rinpoche on how to deal with thoughts and emotions, that he gave in the context of the exercise from his book The Joy of Living, which I described in my … Continue reading

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An exercise in emptiness

I am immensely enjoying helping with the online course in meditation that I mentioned previously, however it hasn’t left me with a lot of time of writing in my blog. I have kept my routine of practicing and reflecting, but … Continue reading

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Getting used to

Settling into our new permanent home here in Hawaii took much longer as anticipated, but Sandra and I are finally coming to an end of our moving-in phase.  Now we actually have somewhere to sit down and relax. I am … Continue reading

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The wrong kind of non-meditation

I have been doing a lot of non-meditation and non-blogging lately, but not the good kind. Settling into our new place is taking longer than I thought. I hoped I would have more time after we moved, but a few … Continue reading

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A big secret about non-meditation

Over the last few days I have been trying out Mingyur Rinpoche’s exercise in non-meditation. I have enjoyed to try to “not meditate”, and to just be aware of whatever happens without interfering in any way. In my last post … Continue reading

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An exercise in non-meditation

I will soon be starting to help instruct an online course on meditation from the Rigpa Distance Learning Program. Naturally, as the start of the course has come nearer, I have been thinking more and more about meditation lately and … Continue reading

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More quotes on freedom, happiness and destructive emotions

Here are some more quotes on the relating to the topic of freedom, happiness and destructive emotions from another one of my favorite books, The Joy of Living by Mingyur Rinpoche: “When the mind is realized, that is the buddha. … Continue reading

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The mystery of existence

I like to reflect on the nature of this world and what is really true about it. In the Buddhist teachings, the nature of everything is described as emptiness. I have a lot of difficulty to fully understand this view. … Continue reading

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More on waves and thoughts

I have been reflecting more on waves and thoughts. An advice that came to my mind is by my principal Dzogchen teacher, Sogyal Rinpoche, who often advises to make friends with thoughts and emotions and to be like a charming … Continue reading

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