Mental afflictions are our friends ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/g5e7u  Every mental affliction is actually the basis of wisdom. If we get caught up in our afflictions or try to repress them, we just end up creating more problems for ourselves. If, instead, we look at them directly, the things we fear will kill us gradually transform into the strongest supports for meditation we could ever hope for. Mental afflictions are not enemies. They are our friends.  – Mingyur Rinpoche…

Grounded in our formal practice of meditation, we can relax into the vast, open awareness that is our ultimate nature.

Unlimited potential ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/3nn14  When Buddhist talk about emptiness, we don’t mean nothingness, but rather an unlimited potential for anything to appear, change, or disappear.  – Mingyur Rinpoche  from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness" ISBN: 978-0307347312  -  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307347311/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307347311&linkCode=as2&tag=jusdhaquo-20

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Beginning to identify with pristine awareness ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/2ru23  Though we're conditioned to identify with the thoughts that pass through our awareness rather than with awareness itself, the awareness that is our true nature is infinitely flexible. It is capable of any and every sort of experience - even misconceptions about itself as limited, trapped, ugly, anxious, lonely, or afraid. When we begin to identify with that timeless, pristine awareness rather than…

Beginning to identify with pristine awareness ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/2ru23 Though we're conditioned to identify with the thoughts that pass through our awareness rather than with awareness itself, the awareness that is our true nature is infinitely flexible. It is capable of any and every sort of experience - even misconceptions about itself as limited, trapped, ugly, anxious, lonely, or afraid. When we begin to identify with that timeless, pristine awareness rather than…

Maintaining awareness ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/gqesd  As long as you maintain awareness or mindfulness, no matter what happens when you practice, your practice is meditation. If you watch thoughts, that is meditation. If you can’t watch your thoughts, that is meditation, too. Any of these experience can be supports for meditation. The essential thing is to maintain awareness, no matter what thoughts, emotions, sensations occur. If you remember that awareness of what occurs…

Maintaining awareness ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/gqesd As long as you maintain awareness or mindfulness, no matter what happens when you practice, your practice is meditation. If you watch thoughts, that is meditation. If you can’t watch your thoughts, that is meditation, too. Any of these experience can be supports for meditation. The essential thing is to maintain awareness, no matter what thoughts, emotions, sensations occur. If you remember that awareness of what occurs…

A process of nonjudgemental awareness ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/7kvlc  Meditation is a process of nonjudgemental awareness.  – Mingyur Rinpoche  from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness" ISBN: 978-0307347312  -  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307347311/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307347311&linkCode=as2&tag=jusdhaquo-20

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The real point of meditation ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/pe2cl  The real point of meditation is to rest in bare awareness whether anything occurs or not. Whatever comes up for you, just be open and present to it, and let it go. And if nothing occurs, or if thoughts and so on vanish before you can notice them, just rest in that natural clarity.  – Mingyur Rinpoche  from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness" ISBN: 978-0307347312…

The real point of meditation ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/pe2cl The real point of meditation is to rest in bare awareness whether anything occurs or not. Whatever comes up for you, just be open and present to it, and let it go. And if nothing occurs, or if thoughts and so on vanish before you can notice them, just rest in that natural clarity. – Mingyur Rinpoche from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness" ISBN: 978-0307347312…

The absolute ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/l05ex  The absolute can only be comprehended through experience.    – Mingyur Rinpoche  from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness" ISBN: 978-0307347312  -  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307347311/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307347311&linkCode=as2&tag=jusdhaquo-20

The absolute ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/l05ex The absolute can only be comprehended through experience. – Mingyur Rinpoche from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness" ISBN: 978-0307347312 - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307347311/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307347311&linkCode=as2&tag=jusdhaquo-20

Vivid support for meditation ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/5lwgg  Because emotions tend to be vivid and enduring, they can be even more useful than thoughts as supports for meditation.  – Mingyur Rinpoche  from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness" ISBN: 978-0307347312  -  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307347311/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307347311&linkCode=as2&tag=jusdhaquo-20

Vivid support for meditation ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/5lwgg Because emotions tend to be vivid and enduring, they can be even more useful than thoughts as supports for meditation. – Mingyur Rinpoche from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness" ISBN: 978-0307347312 - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307347311/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307347311&linkCode=as2&tag=jusdhaquo-20

All it takes is a bit of practice  ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/3egx9  All it takes to accomplish these marvels is a little patience, a little diligence, a little willingness to let go of conditioned ideas about yourself and the world around you. All it takes is a bit of practice in waking up in the middle of the dreamscape of your life and recognizing that there is no difference between the experience of the dream and the mind of the dreamer.    Just as the landscape of a…

All it takes is a bit of practice ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/3egx9 All it takes to accomplish these marvels is a little patience, a little diligence, a little willingness to let go of conditioned ideas about yourself and the world around you. All it takes is a bit of practice in waking up in the middle of the dreamscape of your life and recognizing that there is no difference between the experience of the dream and the mind of the dreamer. Just as the landscape of a…

Awareness of whatever occurs ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/wbtll  If your remember that awareness of whatever occurs is meditation, then meditation becomes much easier than you think.   – Mingyur Rinpoche  from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness" ISBN: 978-0307347312  -  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307347311/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307347311&linkCode=as2&tag=jusdhaquo-20

Devotion to the spiritual teacher brings us blessings when we practice the teachings of the lineage and trust in our innate buddha nature.

The relationship between emptiness and experience ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/691xk  The relationship between emptiness and experience isn’t so simple or rather it’s so simple that it’s easy to miss.  – Mingyur Rinpoche  from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness" ISBN: 978-0307347312  -  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307347311/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307347311&linkCode=as2&tag=jusdhaquo-20

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Importance of the motivation ~ Mingyur Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/yhdea  Motivation is the single most important factor in determining whether your experience is conditioned by suffering of by peace.  – Mingyur Rinpoche  from the book "" ISBN: 978-0307407801  -  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/%200307407802/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=+0307407802&linkCode=as2&tag=jusdhaquo-20

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