Breathing Meditation by Gen Tharchin

To take an effective break, you just need to let go for awhile.
Put your thoughts on hold.

Just sit back, close your eyes and let go.
Whatever you were thinking about just then will wait for 5 or 10 minutes.

Follow your breath for awhile and come back refreshed.
Let the yogi Gen Tharchin tell us how…

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GenTarchin @ Tharpaland

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“Sit in a relaxed comfortable position, with your back as straight as possible without being uncomfortable or tense.

And now scan through you body, looking at all the different parts of your body, one at a time, to make sure they’re comfortable and relaxed, free from tension or strain.
If you find any areas of tension, relax them.

And now turn your attention to the subtle sensation at the tip of your nostrils, or perhaps just inside your nostrils [or even on your lips], associated with each inhalation, each exhalation of the breath.

For a few moments, notice the slightly cooler sensation associated with the inhalation; and the slightly warming sensation, or pressure, associated with the exhalation.”

In this way, just observe the subtle tactile sensation of the breath for a few minutes.

As you finish, you may want to add ‘for the highest good of all’,
then slowly and gently come back your normal state of awareness.

Taken from the first 3 minutes of a meditation given by Gen Kelsang Tharchin, fully qualified meditation master, at MKMC in 2011.

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The perils of distraction to come…

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Fantasy Forest
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Reminiscent of Tharpaland, Tharchin’s retreat centre in Scotland.
It used to be one of my favourite places. It felt incredibly serene and blessed.

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  3. bert0001
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 18:28:15

    Great meditation to practice often

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  4. Jinxy
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 20:42:35

    Tharpaland was Blissful wasn’t it, and Ven Tarchin such a good teacher. I think he might be a Bodhisattva as well as a yogi.

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    • Jas Baku
      Jan 24, 2013 @ 02:22:24

      I agree Jinxy 🙂 The main picture’s of the fondly remembered old gompa in Tharpaland. Gen Tharchin is defo a Bodhisattva. He’s one you suspect might well be a Buddha too.

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    • Jinxy
      Jan 24, 2013 @ 22:15:08

      Man is a holy beig sho’nuff. Bodhisattva or Buddha, they’s different points on the same path. I hope the Deutsch-landers appreciate the jewel they’ve received.

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  5. Strawberryindigo
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 21:16:00

    Ahhhh…..feels great. Thanks! 😀

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  6. Pi
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 18:48:56

    Thank you dear. I miss Tharpaland too but luckily it is all in the mind so we can bring it back 😮 I remember Tharchin saying that is it always good to remember our bodhichitta motivation before the breathing meditation so through intention we make the meditation virtuous rather than neutral. Lots of love

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    • Jas Baku
      Jan 24, 2013 @ 03:08:13

      Thanks Pi, good points 🙂 Tharpaland was a dream-like appearance, which has dissolved back into its emptiness. It’s the grasping at it as ever being a discrete place existing outside of our mind that encourages nostalgia.
      And I didn’t think to mention the importance of holding an altruistic motivation when doing these meditations. But you’re right, and I’ve heard it said enough. Will edit it in thanks.

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  7. mummaz
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 14:17:36

    Good advice to follow and practice – I hope I can perfect.

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    • Jas Baku
      Jan 24, 2013 @ 02:31:46

      Thank you Mummaz 🙂 It is sound advice, isn’t it. If you can practice this for 5-10 minutes a day you will perfect it as well. It’s just practice. That’s all meditation is really, familiarizing yourself with the object of meditation, in this case the breath.

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    Mar 12, 2014 @ 08:31:41

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