Imagine for 8 days you have no mobile, no television, no email, no mp3 player, no radio, no newspaper, no Internet and you are not supposed to talk at all except once a day. You spend these 8 days in a retreat place sorrounded by a lovely countryside together with a few others in complete silence.
Would you be willing to participate in such an experiment, to see what effect silence or more precisely a full week spent in silent contemplation and meditation has on you?
Sogyal Rinpoche offers advice on how to find inner peace and contentment.
Sogyal Rinpoche explains how we can integrate meditation into our everyday lives
Sogyal Rinpoche explains how we can integrate meditation into our everyday lives.
Many times I have heard my meditation teachers talk about how the mind we discover through meditation is like the sky. All kinds of clouds can cover up the sky, but the sky itself is never harmed by them. In the same way, although all kinds of thoughts and emotions appear in the mind, and cover it up, ultimately the true essence of our mind can never be harmed by them. Furthermore through the practice of meditation, we can begin to see that our mind (or its essential nature) is really free of all the emotions that arise within it and find true and lasting contentment as a result.
The Tibetan teacher Khandro Rinpoche says meditation is all about becoming more familiar with yourself.
What’s the opposite of meditation? Being unfamiliar with your mind and living in a state of confusion, says the Tibetan meditation teacher Khandro Rinpoche.
Sogyal Rinpoche says the secret of meditation is learning how to be with yourself—and not thinking too much.
The Tibetan teacher Mingyur Rinpoche says meditation is not about blissing out, or blocking our thoughts and emotions.