Video Teaching Description
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche shows us a straightforward breathing exercise. When we do this breathing practice, we don’t need to think. We don’t involve ourselves in any concepts or worry about complex visualizations. Instead, we just focus on our breathing wholeheartedly, enjoying our breath. We can’t do this “wrong,” so we shouldn’t worry about trying to do this perfectly. When we just relax with our breath and enjoy the flow of our breath we will observe that our mind calms down. Consistent attention to this exercise for 10 minutes for a week can result in significant progress in the mind. Rinpoche recommends we start by practicing and gaining confidence. Then we can freely share this exercise with others, even in casual situations. Breathing correctly and enjoying that feeling can truly make a difference!
This video is part of Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings during Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s 42nd Annual Fall Seminar at Ka Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in 2022, where Rinpoche taught upon The Bardo Thödol, The Liberation Upon Hearing.