Last night was the beginning of our weekend retreat with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a funny, very happy, little guy from Tibet, and also extremely gifted Dharma teacher.
Here is a (bad iPhone) picture of the Rinpoche acting out the 'serious meditator':
His instructions for meditation - abbreviated version:
- Don't meditate (as in don't take yourself too seriously and tense up)
- Don't get lost (as in stay aware)
Now off to day 2 of retreat, and looking forward to some more joy, play, and simplicity from Mingyur!
PS- I never quite know which part of his name to use in short. Yongey, Mingyur, Mingyur Rinpoche, Yongey Mingyur . . . Do you know?