Anything as Support


You can meditate with anything; things you can see or hear, or with any object. Now, we will choose the breath
as a support for meditation. Once you know
how to meditate with the breath, then, in the same way, you can meditate
with any other object. Now, I will teach you
breathing meditation. There are two steps, but first,
I want to ask you a question. The question is… are you breathing, right now? If you are breathing, right now,
raise your hand. OK. Great! That is breathing meditation. Do you know why? You might wonder: “This is funny. Why is that breathing meditation?” Actually… you are breathing all the time,
twenty four hours a day, but you do not know
that you are breathing. Now, when I asked you, “Are you breathing?” You know. Suddenly,
your awareness is with the breath. Therefore, it has now
become breathing meditation. I told you there are two steps, and both are finished. The first step was when I asked you, “Are you breathing now?” You said, “Yes!” So, you knew you were breathing. The second step is when you know
that this is meditation. Actually, meditation is very simple. Just be aware of your breath. But, you cannot meditate
with the breath for a long time, maybe two or three breaths later,
you totally forget. It is OK.
Come back again: breath, forget, breath. Short times, many times. It is like
when you are going to the gym; at first, you cannot exercise
for very long, right? After maybe
seven or ten repetitions, you cannot do more. But, it is OK. You can try again next time, and slowly, slowly, you can do more physical exercise, at the same time your body
becomes healthier and fitter. It is the same with your mind; when you meditate
on your breath more and more, even though it is for a short time,
you repeat it again and again, and eventually
your mind will become more calm, peaceful, and healthy. Okay.


83 Responses

  1. Usem N yiḍ

    September 15, 2019 3:20 pm

    Does Meditation work with smoking. I mean When I stoped smoking I enjoyed meditation and I was always meditating, but unfortunately as I get back to smoking I can't feel alive and focused anymore. The awareness decreased.

  2. John Bicycle

    September 15, 2019 4:34 pm

    I like the exercise example. The next time I go to the gym, I'm going to be aware of my breath on the treadmill.

  3. Erika K

    September 15, 2019 4:50 pm

    Remind yourself to be aware, to be present, to breathe… sometimes we're so wrapped up in our routines that we forget to breathe, we're living in automatic pilot… set intentions, stay present in the moment, enjoy every minute of your existence

  4. Mrs.Chopinski

    September 15, 2019 5:41 pm

    Thank you! How can something so simple to understand can be so difficult to practice…i'll keep trying to be more aware ❤

  5. Patrick Fahr

    September 15, 2019 7:56 pm

    Hello sir rinpoche, can you please explain why there has to be an object for meditation? I always hear people saying they focus on this and that but when I meditate, there is no focus. I started on focusing on the small delay between outbreath and inbreath and now I can maintain that for a longer period without focusing. Now there is only awareness of everything around me.

    Thanks a lot!!

  6. Marek Mojzis

    September 15, 2019 10:12 pm

    Mr. Yongey i wish i could talk to you once in my life, i have a panic disorder since i was a child, i love your videos but it would be a wish to come true to actualy talk

  7. simich

    September 15, 2019 10:52 pm

    This is so simply explained that it is beautiful and and also practical because I truly and easily participated in the instruction and learned something new. Thank you!

  8. Pricop Stefania

    September 15, 2019 11:02 pm

    Thank you ! Love and blessings always ! Breathe in, smile, I know I breathe in in;, .Beathhe out, I know breathe out l¡!!l Smle again !

  9. redglazedeyez

    September 16, 2019 1:07 am

    I basically used his technique of looking at his panic as meditation… to look at all my anxiety episodes in that manner. Unbelievable really how its helped. Instead of fearing them i get excited by them now

  10. redglazedeyez

    September 16, 2019 1:19 am

    The essence of meditation is to train your awareness….this ..its just come to me..its to live your life as you would everday normally ..only with awareness attached to it. First you must practice meditation formally by sitting down. This is only to train your awareness and then it and meditate informally all day on anything everything.

    2 types of meditation… one for awareness.. the other to build your love and compassion to yourself and others.

    Go clubbing, drinking, cycling, playing, smoking, do whatever but with awareness attached to it.

    The difference is that living it with awareness you will live it more calmly with love and compassion creating happiness within you all day. Because even if you have a bad feeling….you just be aware of it….let it go (ignore it) and carry on with compassion to yourself…. you will not get caught by will pass..

    If anyone does not understand i will explain it but this wisdom has just come to me

  11. Дмитрий Kалгин

    September 16, 2019 6:07 am

    Сосредоточение на любом об’екте является фоном на котором можно увидеть мысли, увидеть их составную структуру, иллюзорность восприятия.
    Thank you.

  12. Tanay Sinha

    September 16, 2019 1:45 pm

    I start to breath consciously and I can't just watch my breath no matter how much I try I can't stop breathing consciously.

  13. vaibhav wadekar

    September 16, 2019 3:38 pm

    Bhante..! Please inform, tell to the people about VIPASSANA MEDITATION.. The Pure DHAMMA..,The Teachings of LORD BUDDHA.

  14. Eszter Pölczman

    September 18, 2019 5:46 am

    Thank you very much for it.🤗💕 You make it so simple and understanding. I'm so grateful I have found you Rinpoche.💕

  15. Santosh Kumar Mishra

    September 19, 2019 7:26 am

    Pranama Guruji . I am currently practicing it for last six month . I realized that it gives mental clarity and good immune system and digestion process.

  16. KingCeasar666

    September 21, 2019 6:21 am

    My acid lungs seem out of sinc. Been trying to understand this lung conflict.

    Breathing in dark grip and release
    Breathing natural 1 time
    Breathing location strain relief

    More to this matter. I dont add numbers to breath that is unwise in natural time cut.

    Noticed this odd in studying the buddha books of wisdoms, phenomena, and simple absolutes.


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