Almost a month ago, I received a call that no one likes to get–my mother had fallen while walking her dog and broken her hip. I spent a moment in disbelief, before quietly shifting my attention to breath awareness and calmly beginning the process of making phone calls and preparing to make the trip up to Oregon where she lives. Thus began two weeks of immersion in seva (सेवा), taking care of my mother as she navigates her recovery from a hip fracture.
The holiday season alone can be stressful, without the added pressure of worry for a loved one. My meditation practice has been essential in helping me handle my anxiety and stress during the initial weeks of her healing. As such, I would like to share with you a podcast meditation by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. My primary meditation training has been with Mingyur Rinpoche’s ‘Joy of Living’ program. This particular guided meditation gives you a taste of Tibetan Buddhism meditation practices.
For more information on Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and the ‘Joy of Living’ program: http://tergar.org/programs/what-is-the-joy-of-living/
See you on the mat!