Mindrolling – Raghu Markus – Ep. 314 – Essential Practices Pt. 2

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Raghu shares his second collection of essential and practical practices, curated from conversations with some amazing teachers, to help with living a life in balance. 

This episode of Mindrolling is a compilation of excerpts from conversations with some of the many amazing teachers who have appeared on the show. These are essential and practical practices about self-honesty, transforming emotions, connecting to awareness, compassion, mindfulness, and relating to the earth.

If you have not done so, please listen to Mindrolling’s Essential Practices Pt. 1 for more practical practices to bring balance amidst the chaos of life.

Links from the episode: Himalayan Yoga Yatra | Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck
Gabor Maté on Compassionate Inquiry

Raghu discusses self-honesty with Gabor Maté, who shares a very practical practice he teaches called compassionate inquiry.

“Self-honesty doesn’t mean self-judgement. It actually means looking at the ego with compassion.” – Gabor Maté

Listen to Gabor Maté on Mindrolling Ep. 219
Lama Tsultrim Allione on the Dakini Mandala (16:35)

Raghu and Lama Tsultrim Allione talk about the practice of working with sounds and light to transform negative emotions into wisdom.

“When the grasping quality, the holding onto quality is released, that energy becomes wisdom of discernment.” – Lama Tsultrim Allione

Listen to Lama Tsultrim Allione on Mindrolling Ep. 234
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche on Gom Practice (24:30)

Tibetan teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche shares with Raghu a basic meditation practice to help connect you with awareness itself.

“So, how to get familiar with yourself? Through recognition, through awareness.” – Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Listen to Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche on Mindrolling Ep. 289
David Nichtern on Tonglen (31:00)

Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck podcast host David Nichtern walks Raghu through a compassion practice of giving and receiving. 

“There’s a sense of giving up that which we would horde and giving that to the other. And there’s also the sense of taking on the trouble and distress the other person might be carrying and saying, ‘I’m willing to hold some of that with you.’ It’s a compassion practice. A deep, deep compassion practice.” – David Nichtern

Listen to David Nichtern on Mindrolling Ep. 168
Joseph Goldstein on Being Awake and Aware (37:50)

Insight Hour podcast host Joseph Goldstein shares a mindfulness practice with Raghu about resting in the zero center of not wanting.

“Notice any quickly passing thoughts or images, seeing how they arise and pass. How empty they are of substance.” – Joseph Goldstein

Listen to Joseph Goldstein on Mindrolling Ep. 224
Tim Desmond on Walking Meditations (44:30)

Raghu speaks with Tim Desmond about the power of walking meditations and the experience of relating to the earth in a loving way.

“It’s possible to walk in such a way that you’re not trying to get anywhere. It’s possible to walk in such a way that you have arrived exactly where you are in this moment. You’re walking not to get to where you aren’t, but you’re walking, in many ways, to enjoy the experience of walking, and walking to arrive here and now.” – Tim Desmond

Listen to Tim Desmond on Mindrolling Ep. 292

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