In this episode Professor Thurman talks about a very valuable practice, a meditation of mindfulness. He discusses its influence on the mind and some different ways it can be practiced: you can count your breath or you can say your mantra. When your mind wanders, you bring it back to the main focus and you disassociate yourself from distracting thoughts. In this way, you gain more control over your reactions and learn to develop a higher concentration.
This episode is an excerpt from the lecture “Igniting the Bliss Within,” given at Jivamukti Yoga Tribe Gathering in New York City, on January 4, 2016.
The New York Times calls him “America’s number one Buddhist.” He is the co-founder of Tibet House New York, was the first American Tibetan Buddhist monk, and has shared a thirty-five-year friendship with the Dalai …