Mindrolling – Raghu Markus & David Silver – Ep. 05 – Matters of Practicality


On this episode of the Mindrolling Podcast, Raghu and David explore matters of practicality.

This time our hosts take a look at practices and perspectives for living in a more practical and balanced way.

Show Notes

No Time (Opening) – How do we achieve balance in our lives in a practical way? Dave and Raghu look to the Tibetan leader of the Mindrolling lineage, Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche, and her wise words on time and karma for answers.

“This isn’t about following a spiritual path, necessarily. It’s just a sense of whats practical in your life – what kind of balance can we get in how we live?” – Raghu Markus

Where is My Mind? (11:55) – Our hosts look at some of the things we can do to maintain balance in the pursuit of happiness and inner peace. They examine how taking a pause with mindfulness practice is the key to seeing our actions with a more clear perspective.

“What that means is for a moment, stopping the static. The static is what is making us anxious. It’s thinking about the mistakes of the past, the regrets of the past and aspirations about the future which are sometimes false and fantastic. That’s where a lot of the wisdom is, to stop for just a moment.” – David Silver

Another Approach (27:40) – Raghu shares the story of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his efforts to teach Buddhism in a more practical way to Western audiences. Our hosts look at how meeting his audience on their level made Chögyam Trungpa’s teachings more easily understood.

Explore more ways to make the practice of mindfulness the best habit you ever developed: Mindfulness as a Daily Habit

Awareness and Right Effort (33:40) – We look at the importance of awareness and putting in the effort in relation to living more practically and balanced.


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