“You Are Here; you are living; let it be that way— that is mindfulness.Your heart pulsates and you breathe. All kinds of things are happening in you at once. Let mindfulness work with that, let that be mindfulness. Let every beat of your heart, every breath, be mindfulness itself. You do not have to breathe in a certain way; your breath is an expression of mindfulness. If you approach mindfulness in this way, it becomes very personal and very direct.” ~ from Ocean of Dharma by Chogyam Trungpa edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian
Here is a video of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche giving basic meditation instruction to a group of students… Enjoy!
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