Training the Mind: An Introduction
Training the mind brings a number of benefits to our hectic lives. In this short support program, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche instructs us in a step-by-step approach to working with our own minds. We begin observing and working with our usual mental processes. Here, Rinpoche refers to our customary state of mental activity as “active mind”. We know that our minds are very busy. And particularly in the last decade, our constant busyness has increased with our use of technology. Our minds flicker here and there, reacting to all sorts of stimuli. Instinctively, we may know that we need to change something, but how do we go about that?
Training the mind is a gradual process. We will need to first examine and get to know how our minds jump about. And, in this process, we may discover some surprising things. We may never have thought much about our mental processes. In a few short segments, Rinpoche provides us with tools that we can use to begin examining. In this program, you will receive easy-to-follow instructions on interrupting our habitual patterns. And importantly, through this interruption, we can learn how to be less reactive.
Support program structure
This program offers traditional Buddhist meditation practices presented in an accessible and modern approach. Rinpoche shows how the 2500-year-old teachings of the Buddha are applicable and relevant for training modern, highly plugged-in minds. We offer here several video clips from a live teaching given in Bangkok in early 2017. Along with the videos, we provide written summaries and additional materials.
Additionally, we have compiled a series of reflection exercises that we suggest you follow. These exercises are based upon the video teachings. Following Rinpoche’s instructions, we suggest practical ways with which to apply the training. Through engaging in these short exercises, you can learn to take charge of your own mind. Finally, we encourage you to use our course forum to pose questions and to discuss your experience with the exercises.
|Unit 1: Understanding the Active Mind||00:00:00|
|Unit 2: Capability of Mind||00:00:00|
|Unit 3: The Nature of Mind||00:00:00|
|Unit 4: The Essence||00:00:00|
|Training the Mind Unit One (zh hans) 第一单元：理解忙碌散乱的心态||00:00:00|
|Training the Mind Unit Two: Capability of Mind (zh hans) 训练心灵单元二：心灵能力||00:00:00|
|Training the Mind Unit Three: The Nature (zh hans) 训练心灵单元三：本性||00:00:00|
|Training the Mind: Unit Four The Essence (zh hans) 训练心灵：第四单元“本质”||00:00:00|
|Training the Mind Unit One (es) Entrenando a la mente Unidad 1||00:00:00|
|Training the Mind Unit Two: Capability of Mind (es) Entrenando la mente Unidad 2: Capacidad de la mente||00:00:00|
|Training the Mind Unit Three: The Nature (es) Entrenando a la mente Unidad 3: La naturaleza||00:00:00|
|Training the Mind: Unit Four The Essence (es) Entrenando a la mente Unidad 4: La Esencia||00:00:00|
|Treinamento da Mente – Unidade 1||00:00:00|
|Treinamento da Mente – Unidade 2: Capacidade da Mente||00:00:00|
|Treinamento da Mente – Unidade 3: A Natureza||00:00:00|
|Treinamento da Mente – Unidade 4: A Essência||00:00:00|
|Melatih Batin Unit Satu||00:00:00|
|Melatih Batin Unit Dua: Kemampuan Batin||00:00:00|
|Melatih Batin Unit Tiga: Hakikat||00:00:00|
|Melatih Batin: Unit Empat Intisari||00:00:00|
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