Video Teaching Description

Language: English

In this short teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche demonstrates another simple breathing technique that we can use when we feel overwhelmed by our emotions. In this technique, we focus on exhaling completely from our navel through our open mouths. We aim to empty our lungs completely in this practice. Rinpoche reminds us that this focus on exhalation has a real impact on our negative emotions. We exhale completely from the belly because we are letting go of our subconscious holding of these negativities. We are depriving our thoughts and emotions of oxygen. It is important that we don’t push ourselves too hard in this practice. Rinpoche recommends that we should only do this for three seconds at a time.

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.