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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.

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You can discuss this teaching in the Monthly Teachings Forum under the topic Can Meditation Be Dangerous?.
 

 
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Reflection Question

  • What is your goal for practicing meditation? If it is not obvious at first, take some time to consider this critical piece of the practice.

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