Er, Human Beings.
“Mindfulness Doesn’t Take Time.”
Tenzin Palmo is an amazing woman… “Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was raised in London and whilst in her teens she became a Buddhist. In 1964, at the age of twenty, she decided to go to India to pursue her spiritual path. There she met her Guru, His Eminence the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche, a great Drukpa Kagyu lama, and became one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She remained with Khamtrul Rinpoche and his community in Himachal Pradesh, northern India, for six years and then he directed her to the Himalayan valley of Lahaul in order to undertake more intensive practice. Tenzin Palmo stayed in a small monastery there for several years, remaining in retreat during the long winter months. Then, seeking more seclusion and better conditions for practice, she found a nearby cave where she remained for another 12 years, the last 3 years in strict retreat…” ~Taken from here bio page. Click here to read here entire story… It is definitely worth the read!
In the video below, she profoundly explains the nature of mindfulness, and eloquently addresses our main excuses for not practicing meditation, by more or less redefining meditation…
Enjoy the video!
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