Khandro Thrinley Chodon is an accomplished Tibetan yogini, granddaughter of the great siddha in the Drugpa tradition, Togden Shakya Shri, who practiced both Mahamudra and Dzogchen. She is the founder of the Khacholing foundation (Land of Blissful Dakinis) at Zaskar in the northern Himalayas, the first nunnery in the yogic tradition of the Drugpas which permit nuns to receive knowledge and practice methods until now only transmitted to males in Drugpa religious communities.
Here is Khandrola’s wonderful advice on mindfulness in everyday life.

“In today’s time of super connectivity, we tend to be either ‘Mind-full’ or Mind-less. However, beyond this is being MINDFUL. The endlessly wavering monkey-mind has been bossing you around too much. If you are mindless, half the time you will be spaced out. And if your mind is full you will be chattering all the time.

It’s time to watch this monkey-mind and make it work for you. Rather than you becoming a prey of your fickle mind, if you are mindful, your actions will not be wayward. You will not be carried away by your emotions. You will use discriminative wisdom. Your daily life will be so much more productive.

When you wake up in the morning, wake up with gratitude. Spend two minutes just being aware, giving that space to yourself. Then take the next step. It’s a very good idea to experience 5-10 minutes of stillness in the morning. Being present with yourself will naturally create a deeper focus on the day ahead.”

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