Training The Mind In Your Own Language
Like his brother Tsognyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche has a firm grasp on the English language, so the teachings start to actually make sense. He is hysterically funny and quick witted and we often found ourselves laughing uncontrollably. I don’t know about you, but for me, if someone makes me laugh, I am all attention. He understands the Western mentality and our particular brand of samsaric neurosis.
Training the mind starts with learning to identify the way our mind works when we are not paying attention. We then apply mindfulness to bring awareness to the process of observing the mind. When this can be achieved with some regularity, the shift is remarkable. We start to experience more clarity, stability and joy.
Clear, Concise and Organized
Mingyur Rinpoche recently returned from a retreat where he wandered as a yogi for nearly 4 years. The system he has designed to share his wisdom is a step by step process of training the mind. He takes highly complex and subtle material and presents it in a clear and concise manner so that the teachings become available.
Unlike many modern teachers these days, he is quite strict about the secrecy of the Vajrayana teachings and requires that students maintain certain levels of practice before he delivers certain teachings. But he shares widely! Mingyur Rinpoche teaches all around the globe. There is something profound about having access to these teachings–my practice changed completely in just 4 days. Go and see him if you can!
Check out this video on training the mind: