About Anam Thubten:

As a young child growing up in Tibet, Anam Thubten was intent on entering the monastery, where for much of his childhood and young adult life he received the benefit of extensive academic and spiritual training from several teachers in the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He conveys the Dharma with the blessing of teachers Khenpo Chopel, Lama Garwang and others gone before in a lineage of wisdom holders and enlightened masters. During his formative years in Tibet he also developed a special affinity with a yogi and lifetime hermit Lama Tsurlo, who remains a deep source of inspiration in Anam Thubten’s expression of the Dharma.

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In the ___, in this ___, our consciousness, mind is like ___. There’s a lot of that frozen ___, even though its nature is always flow and pristine. From that point of view, there’s not much ___ or psychological pathology. As only sometimes, it’s frozen in each of us. We’ve frozen our body in our consciousness and when you feel that, your heart is not open. Energy is not flowing gracefully.

We have this experience right now in our being. In ___ Buddhism, we talk about the ___ of the channels. It’s like as if you have this energetic knot somewhere in your body and your heart. It could be fear. It could be anger. I’d like everybody to just go inside right now and find out that frozen, somewhere inside, or find out that energetic knot or energetic blockage inside you. You may even be able to look at where it is. Maybe a spasm in your back. Or a pain in your stomach. Or some kind of tightness in your chest.

There’s so many things that are happening right now in this amazing gathering and we are becoming more and more intuitive. And feel that there’s joy and peace creating around here. And also, you may feel that there’s some struggle happening right now either inside yourself if not inside somebody around you. So you can be very sensitive and open-hearted towards each other. That’s the beauty of the meditational retreat.

So everybody has their frozen. You maybe be able to ___ or you may not be able to even talk about it, but you can feel that somewhere inside you. So here, I am asking to go inside and intentionally ___ to that flaws inside you. It could be deep to the resentment, fears, or you may not be able to numb it. It could be very much physical. That sensation inside your body. A ___ and ___ sensations somewhere inside your body.

Or you could be ___ origin to what I’m saying right now, hoping that he’ll be quiet very soon. I’m, you know– ___ all your frozen on the surface of your consciousness. Don’t hold anything back. This is a moment for inner cleansing.

I want you to bring everything up on the surface. Bring about your guilt, your resentment, your self-lauding, your origin, your fears. Bring all of them into this field of compassion of awareness, it’s in its judgmental awareness. And also feel the pain that comes along with this frozen. Can you see there’s a pain? This is what to be called ___. You know, where there’s suffering.

And sometimes, we can have this frozen by holding on to ___ emotions as also onto a very rigid beliefs and ideas, or even personal ideas, or even spiritual ideas, as well as a lot of political ideas, and the beliefs for instance.  So then there’s ___ flow beautifully. Remember your being ___, a sacred water, a holy water. ___.

One of the most powerful that to melt this frozen is the love. There are different ways of ___ the love. The hundred expressions of love. That’s the divine love. In India, they call it ___. You don’t have to be Hindu to practice ___ yoga. It can be a– you can be anybody. You can go inside and ___ love towards the—that’s the truth. Love towards that ___ Buddha. And love towards ___. Love towards the ___. Love towards the ___.

Or you may not connect to those traditional ___. And you can practice such as the Brahma Vihara. I think Jim’s going to lead the Brahma Vihara. It’s a love of yourself. It’s a love towards your family members. Love towards your friends. Love towards the humanity. Love towards the universe. Sometimes, I tell people right upon, now and then. Right upon, hence to the—everything—hence to the existence, hence to the universe. You may not feel ___ that you can ___ to the universe, you can ___ to the ocean, or the forest. Or you can go inside and meet it into the ___ such as the Brahma Viharas.

One of my ___, my ___ special practices reciting ___, also known as the ___. I’m always looking forward to that practice. I recite it to the ___. I write—I try to recite that early, every morning. And that is the best time, the ___ for me. And let me recite the first of ___ so much power, and yet ___ simple. It’s not one of those that teachings that requires a lot of study, hand, contemplations. It’s very simple. This 9 Goals that are all essential in Beings—have happiness and the cause of happiness. I used to recite this when I was young, and then somehow, I forgot it for a long time. I thought it was too simple. I started in other fancy liturgists, like ___ liturgists, ___ Buddhist liturgist. I though there’s much more profound, more mysterious, more intriguing, and eventually, I went back to those simple practice. It’s a simple practice, because it’s so easy to understand.

And sometimes, I have my own obstacles. ___ expression. We talked about the outer obstacle, the inner obstacle, and the secret obstacles. The outer obstacles are the challenges that you go through everyday lives. Like health issue, having a flat tire on the highway. And then you have inner obstacle, which is based on your emotional challenges like fears, hope, confusion. So when I confined with these challenges, I have a secret I’m going to share with you. How I dealt with those challenges. I want to also to report to the ___ that I have nothing to report. I am very ordinary, but I feel that I no longer afraid of challenges as I used to, because I now know how to work with them. So I want to share this secret with all of you. I’m not saying that I am enlightened, I’m exalted, I am simply as ordinary just like you.

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What makes teaching mindfulness unique

Kevin reminds us why teaching mindfulness is unlike teaching anything else. As mindfulness teachers, we offer a practice and help people learn for themselves versus merely giving them information. Motivating others to practice lets them experience their own insights.

“What we really want to do is get people excited about [the] practice, we want them to want to practice, we want to inspire them.”

The importance of exploring what drives you to teach

While we might come to teaching with lofty goals of enlightening the world, that may not be our only motivation. We may feel a responsibility to keep a particular tradition alive, serve a unique population, or practice right livelihood.

“Hopefully our primary goal is to serve people, and I think for many of us, that’s what motivates us….Our lives are so transformed we just really want to share it.”

The significance of challenge in our own practice

If we have a consistent practice, we’ve likely faced challenges and hardship along our journey. This experience allows us to help others through the same difficulties. Also, we can only sit with the pain of others to the extent we’ve worked through our own pain. As teachers, we’re often asked to heal others, but fixing can be a form of aversion.

“The capacity to hear people’s pain … without having to fix it, that’s what allows me/ allows you to hear your own wisdom.”

Holding space for differences

Group facilitation skills and our personal practice help us remain grounded when dealing with shy or dominant students, or those in a group who are undergoing crises. Being patient, open and educated is also important when it comes to holding space for those with varying life experiences.

“Each of us, particularly white people, really have a responsibility to educate ourselves around racism.”

What you teach depends on who you teach

What you might teach depends on who you are teaching. That said, there are foundational topics worth teaching to everyone. Kevin offers a list of basic and advanced mindfulness topics we might present to students. It’s also useful to spend time defining mindfulness itself and the importance of letting go.

“Here I am telling people how to let go, or how to let go of control, and instead they’re always asking me, how can I control, how can I control my mind. And I keep telling them that’s not what I’m teaching you, I’m teaching you how to be with the experience, not to fix it.”

On the business of teaching mindfulness

Who we teach and where influences the topics we choose and what we might need additional training in. For example MBSR training is particularly helpful for working in hospitals or helping clients manage depression and anxiety. But if you’re teaching mindfulness to children, your training will be different. Kevin offers suggestions on how to get started as a teacher and emphasizes leaning on your own personal practice as a guide.

“This is just an ongoing process of trying to understand what’s the most helpful way to teach. And that’s meant for me, always, first and foremost, my own practice.”

This talk is a brief version of Kevin’s live presentation to our Mindfulness Teacher Trainees. You can learn more about that program at teach.mindfulnessexercises.com
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Behind The Scenes - Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program with Sean Fargo 13:02
Behind The Scenes - Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program with Sean Fargo
5/25/2022
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Mindfulness Exercises Unleashing the Power of Mindfulness
6/23/2022
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4/8/2022
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Mindfulness Exercises - Imposter Syndrome For New Mindfulness Teachers
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Kristin Neff leads this loving-kindness meditation. It is a practice designed to generate feelings of goodwill and kindness, both for others and ourselves. This practice is not about wishful thinking; rather, it is a practice that sets our intention on kindness.
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10-Minute Guided Meditation by Tara Brach
6/24/2020
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This soft and soothing 10-minute guided meditation is led by Tara Brach. It is a simple practice that guides us into deeper presence, helping us to ground into the breath, the body, and the open spaciousness around us. Once grounded, the meditation leaves us to sink into silence before closing the practice with the sound of a bell.

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What do you do in mindfulness meditation? Guided Mindfulness Meditation Breathing with Care 21:53
What do you do in mindfulness meditation? Guided Mindfulness Meditation Breathing with Care
8/10/2022
What do you do in mindfulness meditation? Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress
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Unlocking the Benefits of Mindfulness: Certification for Teachers
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Tuning Into Heart and Belly – Guided Meditation With Sean Fargo 20:54
Tuning Into Heart and Belly – Guided Meditation With Sean Fargo
3/4/2022
Tuning Into Heart and Belly – Guided Meditation With Sean Fargo

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Sean Fargo leads a gentle body scan meditation before inviting us to tune in with greater attention to the heart and the belly. This practice invites us to note the different types of energy and sensations present in these two areas of the body.

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