The Causes of Anxiety and Suffering

In this teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche talks about the panic attacks that he experienced as a child and how he used compassion and calm-abiding meditation to free himself from anxiety. Mingyur Rinpoche teaches these forms of meditation in his Joy of Living 1 and Joy of Living 2 courses. You can discuss this monthly teaching in the Monthly Teachings Forum under the topic The Causes of Anxiety and Suffering.


Reflection Question

Mingyur Rinpoche discussed how believing the thoughts that surround our panic and other destructive emotions keeps us locked in cycles of suffering and dissatisfaction. Where have you seen this tendency in your own life?
Have you practiced compassion meditation or calm-abiding meditation? If so, how have these practices helped you deal with painful thoughts and emotions?

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