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In meditation, we explore the landscape of our experience with mindful awareness. What we discover is a true and lasting happiness that does not depend on the outer conditions of our lives. In this four-part series, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche will take you step-by-step through the process of starting a meditation practice. It’s not as hard as you think. All you need is a sincere desire to open your heart and mind to the present moment. Session 1: What is Meditation? In this teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche explains the essence of meditation, showing how we can use any experience as a support for awareness. Session 2: Exploring Awareness with the Breath Mingyur Rinpoche teaches a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that involves letting awareness rest on the movements of the breath. Session 3: The Breath and Open Awareness Building on the previous session, here Mingyur Rinpoche shows how we can use the breath to relax the mind into a state of open, spacious awareness. Session 4: Recognizing Awareness As Mingyur Rinpoche explains in this teaching, meditation is a process of discovery, in which we recognize that true happiness can be found within awareness itself.