What Meditation Really Is

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In the summer of 2010, Mingyur Rinpoche recorded some advice for meditators at Lerab Ling, the Rigpa community’s retreat center in rural France.

The recordings are part of a new website called What Meditation Really Is.


What is Meditation?

Blah, Blah, Blah. Yada, Yada, Yada. What do we  do with our crazy monkey minds? In this short video, Mingyur Rinpoche explains how meditation helps us get to know the mind and how it works, finding a middle way between being enslaved by the monkey mind and trying to control it.



What is Meditation Is Not

Blissing out…emptying the mind…what’s the point of meditating? Mingyur Rinpoche dispels some common misconceptions about meditation.


Advice for Beginners

Mingyur Rinpoche gives some advice that can help new and seasoned meditators alike.

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