Video: Learn to meditate from a Buddhist master

Buddhist master gives a humorous explanation of how to meditate.

close up of meditating womans hand

Meditation is all the rage right now. We’re told how much happier we’d be if we simply became more mindful. But isn’t learning to meditate only achievable if you’re willing to transform into a Buddhist monk or yoga pants-wearing neo-hippie? The answer is no.

In this two-minute video, Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche gives a down-to-earth and humorous explanation of how to meditate in just a few seconds, simply by telling your ‘monkey mind’ to breathe.  

“We can meditate everywhere, anytime. Even three seconds, two seconds. As long as you don’t forget your breath, anything is okay.”

If you’re curious about meditation (or a bit of sceptic), this short-and-sweet video is well worth the watch.



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    15th Aug 2016
    Amelia Theodorakis, interesting/questionable that you would post how to practice an Eastern religion on YLC pages. You are clearly proposing Christians forsake their Biblical foundations and turn to Buddism?
    "Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they prayed to the things God made." (Romans 1:25, TLB)
    Amelia, how about a positive word about the God of the Bible who is not far from any of us, He has not gone anywhere. He today hears every genuine heart prayer/meditation directed to Him.
    16th Aug 2016
    Get back in your box JiiPeeTee. This post was not about converting anyone away from any religion let alone Christianity. How about embracing all things good and "live and let live"
    Jess M
    16th Aug 2016
    A positive word about the God of the Bible. "Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law."
    I think that means to love all others irrespective of their beliefs or non beliefs. What do you think?
    16th Aug 2016
    Please tell me WHO the HELL is "GOD". Where is ALL the Proof?

    16th Aug 2016
    I have been doing breathing exercises lately to help me sleep and it does work.

    I breathe in to the count of four, hold it for seven, then exhale for 8 seconds. I only have to do this about 4 to 6 times and the next thing I know I have been asleep for quite a few hours. I usually wake around 2 a.m. and then I do the same thing and off to sleep I go.
    19th Aug 2016
    I don't see any reference to religion anywhere in this page, or in the video itself. It is in fact very informative, and takes the confusion out of meditation. Don't look for negatives where there aren't any.

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