We meditate to become familiar with our minds.The goal is not to be blissful and peaceful and make your mind blank. This is a mistaken view, and in opposition of the nature of your mind.The idea is to get to know your mind. With all its thoughts, and all its emotional ups and downs. Get to know it intimately. And rest in naked awareness.– Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The 9 purifying breaths is a powerful technique for clearing our central channels and chakras.
Tonglen is the practice of “giving and taking” that develops a compassionate open heart.
Shamatha is the practice of training our minds to be calm and focused.
Mindfulness is an active meditation practice that can be done on-the-go anytime, anywhere.