Highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn about Buddhist teachings or meditation practice. I hadn't thought of the intersections between Buddhism and scientific discoveries, but he made me see it. May all sentient beings have joy and the causes of joy. This book was too many feel-good things at once. Praise The New York Times Bestseller! Without this kind of comparison, a thought, a feeling, or a perception is just what it is. May all sentient beings remain in great equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.
The second half of the book provides a down-to-earth description of how to do just that. I'm looking forward to reading his other books in the future and will definitely follow his and his organizations' activity. According to Yongey, that's not true. This has been the most meaningful book I've read so far on Buddhism. Mingyur makes Buddhism conceptually accessible to Western readers.
Hayden Ziji loves to play and chase balls in the park with Jenny and their friend Nico. After talking to my dad, he suggested I read this book. There were a few times when tries at humor didn't work of rme, but they were so sweet in their intention I almost blushed. For anyone wishing to better their life both mentally and physically, this is a must-read book. Buddhism is not a religion. It's incredible how close the Buddhist thoughts about the mind from thousands of years ago and recent discove Great book. May all sentient beings have joy and the causes of joy.
Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through everyday problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds. Just enough over my head to make me want to read it again in a year or so and I'll read more by this author. He effortlessly makes connections between seemingly disparate and complex disciplines, and makes the journey sparkle. By himself, that person is neither tall nor short. Then, the book discusses meditation techniques with a level of detail and clarity th This book does several nifty things. As someone who has recently discovered meditation and has been meditating for a few months I can confirm that it indeed does work. With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, Yongey Mingyur weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience.
Usually, we are exposed to books about meditation either by western authors who basically turn everything into a neat, little commoditized packages, ready to be consumed by clients, or it is by eastern gurus that are fake and just are trying to sell their wares to a western community. May all sentient beings remain in great equanimity, free from attachment and aversion. May all sentient beings remain in great equanimity, free from attachment and aversion. Here, renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind this practice. I have such a fondness for Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. He cited literature that was actually notably Buddhist Words of My Perfect Teacher and relatively known in psychiatry A General Theory of Love and many scientific studies but the writing felt like a watered down syndicate.
We'll hang out in silence for a while together. But how does it work? He introduces various meditation techniques including: object focused awareness, objectless awareness, and many different techniques designed to cultivate loving-kindness and compassion. Pseudo-science meets religion justified by populist self-improving individualist crap equates to boring-ass writing. The New York Times Bestseller! I wish every foray into religion was this enjoyable. He presents everything in such a clear and approachable way, so that even a complete novice like myself was able to come away with profound insight.
The key to joyfulness, like anything else, is practice. The meditation techniques that he includes are extremely helpful and I have already benefited from them. This books is very similar to Joyful Wisdom, perhaps identical in some parts, but no matter, the wisdom is worth repeating. First, it shows how concepts from Buddhism and contemporary scientific studies agree with each other. And he demystified a lot of what I find hard about meditating. He has also worked with physicists across the country to develop a fresh, scientifically based interpretation of the Buddhist understanding of the nature of reality.
He has also worked with physicists across the country to develop a scientifically based interpretation of the Buddhist understanding of the nature of reality. He makes Buddhism very accessible in the modern western world. Working with neuroscientists at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Yongey Mingyur provides clear insights into modern research indicating that systematic training in meditation can enhance activity in areas of the brain associated with happiness and compassion. This is a great book for learning how to do it. In great help from Eric Swanson co-writer , Yongey's charismatic personality, joyful optimism, and boundless curiosity, transfer beautifully on to the pages. I recommend it to everyone, and have read through it multiple times in the years since I first received it from my dad.
I'm new to meditation and Buddhism and this book provided the perfect introduction, containing techniques to practice, explanation of these techniques from a Buddhist viewpoint and also a Western viewpoint, lovely anecdotes Mingyur is so funny and parables, and explanation how meditation can physically alter your brain for the better! To any person who is feeling less than enthusiastic about getting up in the morning, ditto. I am hard-pressed to find a reason not to explore other faith traditions, especially one that inches towards greater appreciation in all. May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. The combination of Buddhist wisdom and science is very interesting, and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche does a great job explaining both aspects in simple terms for laypersons. It is foundational to my thinking, and I think anyone could benefit greatly from its teachings. I'd never been given permission to meditate for two or three minutes before; I was always under the impression that meditation needed to be a half hour or so in order for it to be valid. I think this is on I was surprised by how much this book floored me.