The Joy of Living has ratings and reviews. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s first book weaves together scientific knowledge of mind with Tibetan. A New York Times Bestseller! An illuminating perspective on the science of meditation—and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives. The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. likes · 21 talking about this. ‘ There is real wisdom here. Fresh and clear Read this book’ Richard Gere.

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What is the Joy of Living?

Meditation enables us to discover a lasting contentment that is not subject to the fluctuating conditions of the external world, and to nurture the qualities of wisdom and compassion that naturally manifest from awareness itself. The result is a work at once wise, anecdotal, funny, informed, and graced with the author’s irresistible charm.

The universal tendency, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement – the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty.

Increased inner and outer joy, less stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, even increased immunity and fertility to name a few. After trial, you’ll get 3 titles each month: Currently, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches throughout the world, with centers on four continents.

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies to improve and personalize our services and for social activity. May 17, Nate Casale rated it it was amazing. Some interesting ideas about brain and mind; science and spirituality.

In the second level of the Joy of Living, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches how meditating on love, compassion, joy and equanimity can open our hearts to jpy world around us and decrease the self-fixation that lies at the root of suffering. Usually, we are exposed to books about meditation either by western authors who basically turn everything into a neat, little commoditized packages, ready to be consumed by clients, or it is by eastern gurus that are fake and just are livong to sell their wares to a western community.


GC Fourie South Africa In the first level of the Joy of Living, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches how awareness meditation can be used to create a peaceful mind and joyful heart.

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You can change these settings at any time. Lists with This Book. Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness by Yongey Mingyur contains good information on meditation techniques and the medical research that has been done to show the effects of the practice of meditation and mindfulness on the body.

Who was your favorite minyyur and why? By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies to improve and personalize our services and for social activity. At an o age, he began a series of informal discussions with the famed neuroscientist Francisco Varela, who came to Nepal to learn meditation from his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.

Allow session cookies Essential: I’m either going to re-read it right away for purchase a copy. What did you love best about The Joy of Living? With a foreword by bestselling author Daniel Goleman, The Liviny of Living is a stunning breakthrough, an illuminating vision of the science of Buddhism and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives.

I’d never been given permission to meditate for two or three minutes before; I was always under the impression that meditation needed to be a half hour or so in order for it to be valid. Looking for detailed meditation instructions?

This is a great book for learning how to do it. With the guidance of Tibetan meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, we will explore the landscape of our experience with mindful awareness, learning how to use the body, sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation. Mingyur makes Buddhism conceptually accessible to Minfyur readers.


I couldn’t trust anything I read I felt like I had to double-check all of his notes. A must read for every human. May 27, Pages Buy. What did you like best about this story?

My dad explained that his old boss had given him the book when he was about to transition into a very high profile, joj stressful position. It is not stillness nor peace nor striving for respite. Written by a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master with a deep and abiding interest in science, this book is a must read for anyone interested in the causes and consequences of happiness.

Eric Swanson is coauthor of The Joy of Living. In fact, such experiences are not a problem if we are able to simply let them joyy without judging them or investing them with so much meaning.

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This books is very similar to Joyful Wisdom, perhaps identical in some parts, but no matter, the wisdom is worth repeating. And I needed to read it. This book is a keeper. Apr 15, Krys rated it it was amazing. Very well read and thoroughly enjoyable. With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, Yongey Mingyur weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience.

This is a great, great book.