Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche – Using panic attacks for meditation

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche – Using panic attacks for meditation

A clip from “Joy of Living: A Public Talk” DVD, Recorded in August, 2007. In this talk based on his groundbreaking first book, The Joy of Living (Harmony Books), world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practices of meditation. Working with neuroscientists at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, he provides clear insights into modern research indicating that systematic training in meditation can enhance activity in areas of the brain associated with happiness and compassion. He has also worked with physicists across the country to develop a fresh, scientifically based interpretation of the Buddhist understanding of the nature of reality. Mingyur Rinpoche 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. More information at: www.mingyur.org

  1. eggnogger5Apr 22, 2010

    he put up 2 fingers and said 3 years haha

  2. sarafannApr 22, 2010

    you are so right 🙂

  3. glendat1155Apr 22, 2010


  4. chandikaliyanawadugeApr 22, 2010

    I’m into the 4th chapter of his book ‘The joy of living’ and it is simply amazing!It is a must read book…an absolute gem…

  5. strong1forlifeApr 22, 2010

    makyoakuma – i have been overcoming anxiety attacks through his teachings. whenever i get a slight symptom of anxiety, i greet my anxiety. i say hello anxiety. or hello fear. thinking of anxiety as a friend helps it go away more quickly. it becomes shy.

  6. coylesolidApr 22, 2010

    Thanks uploader, this guy has a very warm and friendly style.

    MakyoAkuma -> My interpretation is that Panic is created for a reason, it is based on our thoughts/ worries/ emotions. It can be very useful for these to be brought to the surface (ie. in a panic attack) so you can overcome them.

    Mind, I’d rather not have panic attacks as they are the most horrible experiences I’ve encountered in my life, but his wisdom (which I’m guessing is explained more fully in his dvd) is quite helpful.

  7. stillmistApr 22, 2010

    Thank you very much for posting this, and thank you to Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.

  8. Dan41290Apr 22, 2010

    I have one of his CD’s if you want i can ship it to you for only 10$ covering the shipping cost pretty much. contact me 🙂

  9. MakyoAkumaApr 22, 2010

    What is anyone else’s understanding of what he means by making fear into a friend?

  10. ccaproni1Apr 22, 2010

    Stop panic attacks here: watch?v=Gsj4YogmBp4

  11. SamuelSkelterApr 22, 2010




  12. oneseeker2Apr 22, 2010

    wonderful teaching. much too short though. where can I find more of his teachings ect. Such a wonderful teacher, never once have I heard him teach or know of him!

  13. FastLossWeightApr 22, 2010

    Stop panic attacks here: watch?v=Gsj4YogmBp4

  14. marielclausiApr 22, 2010

    Q pena no lo hayan traducido al castellano :((

  15. swapvidApr 22, 2010

    You are wrong. I am int that movie.

    “Weed is suffering” is our new project..
    Stay tuned.

  16. swapvidApr 22, 2010

    I don’t understand why there is so much down thumbs in buddhist comment.

    Look how to work with negativity, this vid and many others are about this.

    Buddhism is not about hiding reality, but about looking what it is how it is.

    Namaste digo.

  17. swapvidApr 22, 2010

    and with so limited resources, he is quite better than you helping other people to have a better life.

  18. SacredCowProductionsApr 22, 2010

    No, it’s HOW WEED WON THE WEST. Check it out.

  19. swapvidApr 22, 2010

    Of course, George Lukas is earlier than tibetan buddhism.

  20. swapvidApr 22, 2010

    @SacredCowProductions Do you mean” how westerns suffer so much that needs weed to feel some reliefs?”

    I saw that one. Not so funny. In fact is kind of sad and painful movie..

  21. swapvidApr 22, 2010

    That’s an emotionally color-blind comment.

  22. swapvidApr 22, 2010

    Well, actually, they are humans too.

    In fact, is more about that than you may think. Search a little more deep and you may found even more amazing things.

    Lots of things like that are very very far of we western think about tibet.

    For example, Milarepa one of the first great buddhist teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, actually he killled part of his family. Endeed he was a very holy man.

    Search more, lots of things are not what the media tells us.

    And enjoy the surprises.

  23. BaileyLushApr 22, 2010

    Your absolutely right lmao. Listen to 0:56- it’s totally Yoda:D

  24. djangozApr 22, 2010

    He’s really funny…I like him. 🙂

  25. kelseywallApr 22, 2010

    Wowl He’s a great speaker. Somtimes, doesnt he and the Dalai Lama sound a little bit like Yoda?

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