Guided Morning Meditations

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Before Opening Your Eyes

Guided morning meditations are the perfect way to start your day. Here is 3 minute read on how to do a simple guided meditation for the morning that anyone can do. This can be a 3 minute meditation or as long as you wish.

Listen to a 5 minute guided morning meditation by Mingyur Rinpoche.

Just as you are beginning to wake up, bring your awareness to your feet. “Bringing awareness” just means to simply feel them, be aware of their existence. Slowly, in a relaxed way, move your awareness up to your legs, torso, and head.  Whatever sensations may arise, whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, just let them be as they are.

Gratitude

Open your eyes. Appreciate that you are breathing, alive, in a body. If you cast your gaze around, you will find many things for which to be grateful. For example, you have a soft place to lie down, and maybe a blanket to keep you warm, a pillow to cushion your head. You have the shelter of a roof over your head. Perhaps there is a fan to keep you cool, or a window that lets in sunlight. Maybe there is another being there in the form of another person, an animal, or a green plant. No matter how humble your environment, you are surrounded by gifts!

Get in Touch with Your Heart

Take three deep breaths. Then, open your heart, and set your motivation. You can do this by recognizing your fundamental human feelings: we all have a basic desire to do some good in the world, to help other beings when we can. Touch into this deeply-held wish, and extend it to others.

Ready to Rise

Now that you have completed a guided morning meditation, you’re ready to begin a wonderful day. Enjoy it!

You may end your day with this guided sleep meditation.

“Happiness and unhappiness are not primarily created by the material world or the physical body. First and foremost, they are decisions of the mind.”

– Mingyur Rinpoche –

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Listen to 5 minute guided morning meditation by Mingyur Rinpoche

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By Tergar Meditation Community Team

Tergar Meditation Community supports individuals, practice groups, and meditation communities around the world in learning to live with awareness, compassion, and wisdom. Grounded in the Tibetan Buddhist lineage of our guiding teacher, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, our online and in-person programs are accessible to people of all cultures and faiths, and support a lifelong path toward the application of these principles in everyday life.

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