Change Your Life in 3 Minutes a Day with Dr. Richard Dixey

Episode 38 - APPROVED

Meditating doesn’t require a pilgrimage to the Himalayas or a remote, tranquil cave. 

YES! You read it right. 

Contrary to its stereotypical ritual, meditation is not a complex or distant practice; it is an accessible journey that you can embark on even at the comfort of your own home, in just three minutes a day. 

As you weave meditation into your daily routine, you're not just engaging in a practice;  you're immersing yourself in a process that offers profound insights into your own self. It's a journey that equips you to thrive in the real world, providing a clear path to meaning and fulfillment. 

The transformative power of meditation in just three minutes a day—less stress, enhanced focus, and improved well-being awaits, turning each moment into a sacred space for clear insights, calm state, and the radiant life you deserve.

In this episode, Dr. Richard Dixey, a research scientist, lifelong student of Buddhism, and the author of 'Three Minutes a Day,' delves into the empowering significance of meditation. Learn how incorporating just three minutes of meditation into your daily routine can propel you on a transformative journey towards self-discovery, emPOWERment, and a deeper connection with the richness of your own existence.

The journey awaits— start your three minutes today!

Thoughts to Empower 

  • “Science is wonderful, but it doesn't give you a complete picture of what it is to be a human being.” – Dr. Richard Dixey
  • “If the six gates are completely unconscious to us, we are fundamentally unable to fully understand our lives, and we never will.” – Dr. Richard Dixey
  • “Meditation is really about, can I access experience as experience?” – Dr. Richard Dixey
  • “The problem with meditation is most people meditate on the idea of meditation.” – Dr. Richard Dixey 
  • “We are not what we think we are, we’re something quite different from what we think we are.” – Dr. Richard Dixey
  • “Once you're inside with your own experience, then everything becomes possible.”
  • “We live in this map, and unless we understand the map, we are not ourselves.”
  • “Charity must come from your own hand.” – Dr. Richard Dixey
  • “Working with your own experience is a form of self care.” – Dr. Richard Dixey
  • “When you care for yourself, you become compassionate to others.” – Dr. Richard Dixey
  • “Once you see the actuality of your experience, everything changes.” – Dr. Richard Dixey
  • “You can look at thought but you won't be a thought.” – Dr. Richard Dixey
  • “I should be meditating to vibrate with the cosmos, not to de-stress.” – Becca Powers
  • “Meditation was my return to radiance, it was my pathway back to myself.” – Becca Powers
  • “You can't sacrifice yourself for a belief because it's not even real.” – Becca Powers

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Dr. Dixey's meditation journey and Dharma college leadership
  • Meditation as experiencing one’s own experience and the concept of "six gates"
  • How the intention to achieve enlightenment can hinder the true essence of meditation
  • Mind's map vs. Real world
  • Understanding adverting, savoring, and concentration to develop a calm meditative state
  • "Vicara" and "Vipassana" roles in stabilizing a calm state and providing clear insight
  • Three-minute meditation for direct experiences over theoretical knowledge
  • Recognizing and understanding the unconscious mapmaking process for genuine progress
  • Meditation through any sensory impressions, the importance of ‘being good in your own skin’ and the path to meaning
  • Fostering genuine compassion through self-care
  • Eyes-open meditation embodied radiance

About Dr. Richard Dixey:

Richard Dixey, PhD, is the author of "Three Minutes a Day: A Fourteen-Week Course to Learn Meditation and Transform Your Life" and a senior faculty member at Dharma College in Berkeley, California. A research scientist and lifelong student of Buddhism, who holds advanced degrees in biophysics and the history and philosophy of science.

Dixey directed a bioelectronic research unit at a London hospital before becoming the CEO of his own biotech company. He moved to the US in 2007 to devote himself to teaching meditation, deepening his own practice, and running the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation in India with his wife Wangmo, the eldest daughter of the well-known Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku.

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