Quote Archives: Mingyur Rinpoche

Just observing ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

A more constructive approach to negative emotions, similar to working with negative thoughts, is simply to rest your attention on the emotion itself rather than on its object. Just look at the emotion without analyzing it intellectually. Don’t try to hold on to it and don’t try to block it. Just observe it. When you […]

Beginning to identify with pristine awareness ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

Though we’re conditioned to identify with the thoughts that pass through our awareness rather than with awareness itself, the awareness that is our true nature is infinitely flexible. It is capable of any and every sort of experience – even misconceptions about itself as limited, trapped, ugly, anxious, lonely, or afraid. When we begin to […]

You are discovering yourself ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

One day I asked my father, “When I get enlightened, will I be able to remember me? My old self?” It was not unusual for my father to laugh affectionately at my questions, but he found this one particularly hilarious. Then he explained that enlightenment is not like being possessed by a spirit. Tibetan culture […]

Becoming aware ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

If we were to become aware of our habitual thoughts, perceptions, and sensations, rather than being carried away by them, their power over us would begin to fade. Mingyur Rinpoche

Preventing conflicts ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

The more we allow ourselves to be guided by compassion – to pause for a moment and try to see where another person is coming from – the less likely we are to engage in conflict. Mingyur Rinpoche

Mind ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

There’s no difference between what is seen and the mind that sees it. Mingyur Rinpoche

Homesick ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

In a sense, we’re homesick for our true nature. Mingyur Rinpoche