Why Be Mindful : Buddhism 101 – Ep. 54
In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman discusses the meditation practices of the mindful revolution from a Buddhist perspective. 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.
“Why Be Mindful” Episode 54 of the Bob Thurman podcast is an excerpt from the lecture “Igniting the Bliss Within,” given at Jivamukti Yoga Tribe Gathering in New York City, on January 4, 2016.
Frank Lipman M.D., Robert A.F. Thurman and Sharon Gannon at Menla photo by Frank Lipman.
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