Day 3: Dr. Jerry Gardner – Embodied Mindfulness 2018-05-19T00:01:35+00:00

Day 3: Body

Embodied Mindfulness

Dr. Jerry Gardner

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What You’ll Learn

  • Discover how to be more alive and present for your experience in meditation when you drop into the body
  • Explore embodiment as something that is not separate from your daily life
  • Learn from an accomplished martial artist about how you can work with pain in the body
  • Understand what it means to not be at odds with your body and learn to accept yourself, as is, with radical loving-kindness

About Dr. Jerry Gardner

Lama Thupten Gyaltsen Dorje Rinpoche is the resident teacher and founder of Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa located in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has studied and practiced the Buddhadharma for over 50 years. He was recognized as Lama in 1997 by Khonchok Monlam Rinpoche and Khenpo Thupten Ozer Rinpoche. In 2013, he was recognized as Rinpoche by Dupsing Rinpoche, Shangpa Rinpoche, and Khonchok Monlam Rinpoche. He has practiced and studied in Bhutan, Nepal and India. Thupten Rinpoche seeks to bridge all he has learned into a concise approach that is accessible to all sentient beings. The foundation of those teachings is loving kindness and compassion.

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  1. Cena Crane May 17, 2018 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Fantastic. Thank you so much for your lighthearted and accessible insights.

  2. Kevin J, Waters May 17, 2018 at 2:54 am - Reply

    The Mind / Body connection is necessary to not be excluded from the “Meditation Practices……… sitting, walking Meditation ….. know the difference between contemplation and meditation, being totally present in the moment…..grasp on to the body,mind,connection …….

  3. Deborah Kawkeka May 17, 2018 at 4:25 am - Reply

    Day 3 and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. So much valuable information and insights. I feel that I can spend at least one week on each daily topic.

  4. Bob Mente May 17, 2018 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Truly a great man, born in the ghetto, here to teach us all of our enlightenment

  5. Linda May 17, 2018 at 4:49 am - Reply

    Amazing presentation. Simple words with powerful meaning. I go forth to practice in every action. Thank you❣️

  6. Kristina May 17, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Thank you Rinpoche for this rich talk, and reminder to practice embodiment! 🙏🏻 Blessings from Kristina

  7. Martina May 17, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    A beautiful soul so full of love. I really loved his talk and will love myself and others more fully today. Well done on such a wonderful enlightened week. Slainet.

  8. Anne-Marie May 17, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I loved this compassionate talk for all of us, who have had this enourmous gift to be born as human beings, to get this body, this breath, this mind and spirit. Thank you!

  9. Paul May 17, 2018 at 9:15 am - Reply

    I am fully present this moment – in a good mood – on the way to become a thinker and will love myself and others again and again. Thank you

  10. Geri deGruy May 17, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your wisdom.

  11. Brianne May 17, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    If you only watch one of the videos, watch this one. Amazing. Love.

  12. fran May 17, 2018 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much, Lama Rinpoche, for your inspirational input. on so may aspects. I specially embraced the concept of meditation as “wide open-spaced awakeness, fully engaged……….like a lotus flower”

  13. Jenny L. Lopez May 17, 2018 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    What we are so generously given through this series of wise teachings is as close to a manual as it gets on how to live well, suffer less, and help others do so too. I’ve never been so excited about listening, observing, and writing through note-taking (21 pages after Day 3. The next level would be to review the notes, use it as a reference point, and practice what I can to experience more wholeness, balance, and flow from this moment to the next in continuity while moving forward in this priceless practice. While enlightenment is possible this lifetime and accessible to every being, it’s the journey that is far more interesting and amusing. Let’s do it together.

    Thank you so much for bringing this brilliant light into our lives this precious week! Many blessings. Namaste.

  14. Evelyn May 17, 2018 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    “Mindfulness paying attention to what I am about to do – Awareness is paying attention to what I am doing”
    My take away pearl 💕

  15. Peggy May 17, 2018 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    I loved this message. Compassionate integration. The idea of meditation in action, meditation from the seat to movement…continuation. Wonderful! Love yourself and love others.

  16. Cathy May 18, 2018 at 12:53 am - Reply

    What a gift listening to this man.
    Preciousness of our hunan birth, come to terms with the body that was born and is you.

  17. doroti santiago May 18, 2018 at 4:05 am - Reply

    What pearls of wisdom from such a great soul, Jai, Jai, Lama Thupten. In gratitud.

  18. Jane May 18, 2018 at 4:50 am - Reply

    What a loving and amazing human being. I will strive to love myself and others, rise above mediocrity, show compassion and loving-kindness. Thank you for your warm and loving message!

  19. Nyssa May 18, 2018 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Thank you, Lama Rinpoche. I took away from this that the body and mind are more integrated than I had thought, and that they should be joined and actively exercised. As someone with chronic pain and illness I was hoping to hear more on working with pain (especially not occasional pain) but your talk was full of wisdom, insight and love and so I am okay with that. Thank you for the blessing at the end. I will love myself so I can love others, I will think for myself so that I can be my own person, interlinked to every other.

  20. Lynne May 18, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

    I could have listened to him for hours. He was teaching so much – I hadn’t quite grasped there was a difference between contemplation and meditation. Duh! Thank you so much.

  21. Rivka May 18, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Huge Thank You!!!

  22. Hannah May 18, 2018 at 11:21 am - Reply

    What a beautiful, moving and enlightening dialogue. Thank you to all people involved in giving me this gift.

  23. Miriam Guzmán May 18, 2018 at 11:24 am - Reply

    This is a wonderful más empowering about love and compassion. Thank, Lama for your blessing, your suggestion and vinculate the body and mind by the way you teach us. I am really appreciatte your teachings.

  24. Marie Lloyd May 18, 2018 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    When Jerry Gardner spoke about how we have entered Kali Yuga, I burst into tears. His bravery in facing it stopped me.

  25. Dr Latha Hapugoda May 18, 2018 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    A big thank you and appreciation Lama Rinpoche. Your speech was on integration of not only mind and body but also many elements one after other. I felt I was listening to a story teller, with a sense of humour & did not feel bored at all. Must listen to it again again to absorb the full content. There is need for practitioners to appear in more places world wide to inspire people to love self and othes.

    On another note, I really appreciate how our presenter, the beautiful lady’s knowledge on most aspects of subjects delivered by may authors. She is talented to ask the right question at the right time.
    Her way of speech resembles many of her qualities simpleness, humbleness, concern and kindness. I wish you well!

  26. Putter May 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Jerry – it’s been very inspiring listening to you.
    And – to take a cue from the previous writer – I’d like to also express my appreciation for what Kayleigh is doing, and for the warmth and clarity with which she communicates.
    Thank you, Kayleigh!
    [From Putter, in Cape Town – a still winter’s evening here…]

  27. Vidya McNeill May 18, 2018 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I am honored to receive your teaching today. May all beings be blessed and may all be happy!

  28. Ria Tanz Kubota May 18, 2018 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you both for your presence, your wisdom, your humility, and your kindness.

  29. laura May 18, 2018 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    So touching. I feel honoured to have seen this conversation. Love yourself. Love others. YES!

  30. laura May 19, 2018 at 12:07 am - Reply

    Dear Kayleigh & Rinpoche
    So deeply beautiful
    So simply and accessibly presented
    Such a gift of reminders…dear ones
    Love yourself
    Love others
    Have self compassion
    Be compassionate

    Namaste 🙏💙🦋

  31. Zim May 19, 2018 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Wow! This really touched me. Thank you so much! I jotted down over 8 pages of notes.
    Everything you said resonated with me. It was an honor being present with you in that moment, listening and learning. Thank you again!

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