The Joy of Living
|The Joy of Living (Mingyur Rinpoche)|
Born in 1975 in Nepal, he is among a new generation of Tibetan lamas trained outside Tibet and a gifted meditator.
His brain-activity has been measured during meditation, earning him the enviable title of "happiest man on earth" (just like the Western lama Matthieu Ricard). He venerable fuses scientific and spiritual considerations, explaining meditation as a physical and spiritual process.
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If diligently put into practice, meditation can affect the "neuronal gossip" -- his imaginative term for brain cell communication -- which keeps us stuck in unhappy behaviors.
He offers a wide variety of techniques, counseling ease in practice to avoid boredom and aversion. Less is more: Practice shorter periods more often, he advises. His approach is especially welcome for anyone frustrated by meditation or convinced, "I'm not doing it right."
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- The Joy of Living is a path of meditation practice that can be followed by anyone, regardless of religious orientation. Meditation enables us to discover a lasting contentment that is not subject to fluctuating conditions. It allows us to nurture the qualities of wisdom and compassion that naturally manifest from awareness. More