Master Shi Heng Yi - 5 hindrances to self-mastery | Shi Heng YI | TEDxVitosha

13 feb 2020
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Meet Shaolin Master Shi Heng Yi in his serene talk about self-discovery. Learn why rainfall is an essential part of each flowering. And every small step - part of the journey to the highest peek. The hindrances along the way to self-discovery and personal growth are easy to overcome. Learn how from his talk. For more than 30 years, Master Shi Heng Yi has been studying and practicing the interaction between mind and body. His strength is the ability to smoothly combine this knowledge with physical exercises and to practice Martial art -Kung Fu and Qi Gong. He has an academic background but he prefers to live at the Shaolin Temple Europe, Monastery located in Otterberg, Germany. Since 2010 he has been taking care of the settlement and he personifies the sustainable development and spreading the Shaolin culture and philosophy. As a contemporary monk, Master Yi holds a smartphone in the folds of his clothes as he sees no contradiction between living together with ancient knowledge and high technology. “The universal law of being successful and happy at the same time means finding the balance”, says master Yi. And as for flying - yes, he really can do it! He only needs a stick and a little space. We expect him to fly-in and share about the Shaolin way at TEDxVitosha 2020.

Artist: Secret Garden
Album: Earthsongs
Track: Lotus

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  • To let go and discover your true self. Your own influence.

    Peter GarciaPeter Garcia3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Master Shi..too was once a student.

    Peter GarciaPeter Garcia3 klukkustundum síðan
  • This man's voice is oddly satisfying

    EdBoiEdBoi3 klukkustundum síðan
  • 🙏 🌎

    E. E.E. E.3 klukkustundum síðan
  • If only we had more teachers like this in schools and colleges

    Nihal RoyNihal Roy3 klukkustundum síðan
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    Nickolas SmithNickolas Smith4 klukkustundum síðan
  • this feels like those touristy presentation in those China day tours designed to appeal to the white people

    El JefeEl Jefe5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Calming & inspirational!

    Gentle WarriorGentle Warrior5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Munk giyatzus grandson

    Ephraim FiremanEphraim Fireman7 klukkustundum síðan
  • This is so deep on so many levels

    Mike RealMike Real10 klukkustundum síðan
  • Be water my friend

    vagabond dkartyeevagabond dkartyee12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Did he request the music I wonder or was it just edited in after 😁

    Amelia PowellAmelia Powell14 klukkustundum síðan
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    Earl LawsonEarl Lawson16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hypnotically Impressive yet Godless. A highly trained mind yet dead spirit - the way we are born can not be overcome by self discipline. Self mastery is important, but without the grace of God it ultimately leads to vain arrogance, as his last words prove ("I'll see you at the peak")

    Oren FarberOren Farber16 klukkustundum síðan
    • @Zachary James If two ways are fundamentally contradicting one another, both cannot be true at the same time. You have to choose. If you already decided on Buddhism, this comment is not indented for you. But maybe I'm wrong, you see, 30 years ago I was very close to become a Buddhist monk... Best wishes!

      Oren FarberOren Farber5 klukkustundum síðan
    • Isn't your statement vain arrogance? Your way is the best way? Let it be

      Zachary JamesZachary James6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Absolutely fantastic. He just affirmed what I have been learning these past 2.5yrs from James Allen's Mind the Master. Very refreshing.

    Harriet AcquahHarriet Acquah18 klukkustundum síðan
  • 🙏🏽🔥☀️🍀💞🎊

    Master Opulence SpellsMaster Opulence Spells19 klukkustundum síðan
  • He's a true Jedi.

    Ashish SunnyAshish Sunny20 klukkustundum síðan
  • i cried watching this

    Smayan AgarwalSmayan Agarwal21 klukkustund síðan
  • Make playback speed to .1.25 and save your time to do what he said

    S BS B21 klukkustund síðan
  • thank you, this is so clear and insightful, encourage us to go on the way all the way!

    Chandrika CarrivickChandrika Carrivick21 klukkustund síðan
  • This Ted talk inspired me to regain by time and health of mind and body .

    Sameer SarovaSameer Sarova22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Q coisa chata hein...

    5 por cento trader5 por cento traderDegi Síðan síðan
  • Wenn das Shaolin Kloster nicht so eteru währe, würde ich sicher mal rumkommen für ein paar Monate :)

    Doge MillionairDoge MillionairDegi Síðan síðan
  • That is the teachings of Buddha buddha is the greatest person of the world

    KushwahaKushwahaDegi Síðan síðan
  • 9:20🧘5 hindrences

    Vyas narayan ChaturvediVyas narayan ChaturvediDegi Síðan síðan
  • Wise and extremely attractive. 💙💙💙💙💙

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    Ryan McInnisRyan McInnisDegi Síðan síðan
  • I don't know enough about Master Shi Heng Yi to draw conclusions so I can only comment on first impressions. Master Shi Heng Yi is evidently skilled at visual/audio enhancement and is obviously riding on the Bruce Lee bandwagon - hence his popularity. Firstly let’s not kid ourselves by assuming Shaolin Kung Fu is the most spiritual martial art. The main focus of shaolin is fighting perspicacity by developing the body and mind. The spiritual stuff was always a “supplementary “practice. I wouldn’t consult a Shaolin monk for spiritual insight in the first instance; better to consult Buddhist monks from Tibet, Bhutan, Thailand etc. - they’re the real McCoy’s. Or pay attention to genuine philosophers/spiritual teachers like Eckhart Tolle and true yogis like Sadhguru.

    Joe HillaryJoe HillaryDegi Síðan síðan
  • lol they they just googled "20 min meditation music" for his background

    CloudCloudDegi Síðan síðan
    • It worked though

      Markyx7Markyx717 klukkustundum síðan
  • BS

    Mr. PwedeMr. PwedeDegi Síðan síðan
  • One of the best ted talks

    zain tareenzain tareenDegi Síðan síðan
  • I bet he gets to bang a lot of hot yoga bitches.

    Chris SChris SDegi Síðan síðan
    • No these guys practice Celibacy (Most of them )

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  • He is one of the most gorgeous men I've ever seen. The talk was amazing and it wasn't just what he said...did you see how he moved when he was saying it? Like every word, every muted inhale, even the slope of his body at rest...positioning himself to echo the same peak, the same strength as the mountain in his story -- every nerve in every muscle moves under his eased control. Everything is deliberate.

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  • Omg get this man some water

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    Nahin NoorNahin NoorDegi Síðan síðan
  • Wonderful insights!

    Lia StalardLia StalardDegi Síðan síðan
  • Sensual mind Negative mind Slothful mind Unsettled mind Skeptical doubt "Align and structure your life in a way to prevent these hindrances" 1. Recognize 2. Accept 3. Investigate 4. Non-Identity There are 2 mistakes along the way to mastery 1. Not starting 2. Not going all the way

    Josh BinderJosh BinderDegi Síðan síðan
    • Amazing

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    • @Zhou Ken 无聊

      El JefeEl Jefe5 klukkustundum síðan
    • And Non-Identity is "I'm not my body." "I'm not my mind." "I'm not my emotion." 无身,无心,无念

      Zhou KenZhou KenDegi Síðan síðan
  • Aang? Is it you?

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  • Thank you for your wisdom

    Dj Pierre KDj Pierre KDegi Síðan síðan
  • Waking up from the Matrix is the main lesson.

    Lone wolfLone wolfDegi Síðan síðan
    • Instead try and realise the truth: there is no matrix

      Wnuwk SiphonWnuwk Siphon12 klukkustundum síðan
  • what is the songs name?

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  • Lovely 👍.

    Dr Vinod G ShirodkarDr Vinod G ShirodkarDegi Síðan síðan
  • I love this video

    michael Stevenmichael StevenDegi Síðan síðan
  • i just want chill and listen to him peacefully forever this will stick in my mind. RAIN- Recognize, Accept, Investigate, Non-Identify. I am not the mind, i am not the body and i am not the EMOTION!

    💣10mrbomber🚀💣10mrbomber🚀Degi Síðan síðan
    • @Nikolay Nikolov ahahha yah damn emotions.

      💣10mrbomber🚀💣10mrbomber🚀3 klukkustundum síðan
    • @💣10mrbomber🚀 It was just funny how you wrote bout control if emotions and were so filled with them to spell with capslock on so it was cute so i loled

      Nikolay NikolovNikolay Nikolov15 klukkustundum síðan
    • @Nikolay Nikolov what bro ahaha?

      💣10mrbomber🚀💣10mrbomber🚀15 klukkustundum síðan
    • lol writes it wit caps lock

      Nikolay NikolovNikolay Nikolov15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Mentioned in other comments but why 11mins of distracting music that randomly ends?! Why can't we just hear him speak?

    MJHKing1MJHKing1Degi Síðan síðan
  • Wow

  • Starting the climb today. Let's see where I am next year

    Supreme SeolJeongSupreme SeolJeongDegi Síðan síðan
  • This information is worth more than any amount of money in the world, thank you

    AlecoAlecoDegi Síðan síðan
  • Ranton's Big Brother?!?!?!

    Samuel BublesSamuel BublesDegi Síðan síðan
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    Zendaya RoseZendaya RoseDegi Síðan síðan
  • First slip up: 14:20

    Blake MooreBlake MooreDegi Síðan síðan
  • Genius... and enlightened man.

    Ricky SwordRicky SwordDegi Síðan síðan
  • Awesome

    Harshad BankarHarshad Bankar2 dögum síðan
  • This was the first ever video that I did not keep reading the comments while watching.

    Atharva GokhaleAtharva Gokhale2 dögum síðan
  • yada yada.. JEDI

    rf Dasrf Das2 dögum síðan
  • I want to meet Master SHI HENG YI🙏

  • I beg your pardon. Please do not ignore all beings (information)idea... Don't. Don't. In the world of time.... half-power-mind (negative idea of action. is my show of strength... it's sad) Thank you Prosím za prominutí. prosím všechny bytosti neignorujte (informace)myšlenka ... Nedělej. nepodporuj. ve světě času.... poloviny sílá-mysl (negativní myšlenka akce. je můj projev síly... to je smutné) Děkuji 16:10 / 18:36

    Jiří ŠkovranJiří Škovran2 dögum síðan
  • o•O

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  • I blowed up my mind after seeing this video Every point is so relatable to me Thank u for giving such a wonderful talk

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  • imagine if this was a topic learned throughout school.. the world would be a better place

    Tommy HealTommy Heal2 dögum síðan
    • @Dementional certainly worth investing in

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    • Simple but valid point.

      DementionalDementionalDegi Síðan síðan
  • What a man Truly has mastered his mind ✌️👏

    Warren MccannWarren Mccann2 dögum síðan
  • damn he wise but he fine too

    Michelle Chan 詹郁琪Michelle Chan 詹郁琪2 dögum síðan
  • Well I got all of those hindrances... 😅

    Silvana RinnertSilvana Rinnert2 dögum síðan
  • 222 likes. Angel numbers

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  • This should be a mandatory class in every grade of school.

    BenBen2 dögum síðan
  • I neva had a diffferent outlook on life until watching dis speech. The whole 18 minutes, I took notes mentally, and thank you Master Shi Heng Yi, for spreading this knowledge. I will apply these hindrances to the many future events and obstacles, that I will come to face on my journey to the peak of the mountain 💯

    Trey PraduktionzTrey Praduktionz2 dögum síðan
  • We are our mind .

    Luciana DucattLuciana Ducatt2 dögum síðan
  • 00:59 💯💯💯

    Nitin SuryaNitin Surya2 dögum síðan
  • That voice and eyebrow raise are the two most dangerous things on the planet right now

    Mark BruceMark Bruce2 dögum síðan
  • The 6th Hindrance... Voting Democrat/ Being a Sheep

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  • I thought it was sound of audience clapping until i read subtitle (*raining sound*)

    Prathmesh YogiPrathmesh Yogi2 dögum síðan
  • wow he is so much like lee xiao long in so many ways :o (Bruce Lee)

    Vivi The AnonVivi The Anon2 dögum síðan
  • It's so good thanks

    việt hoàngviệt hoàng2 dögum síðan
  • What did I just watch! I had goosebumps when he said, "Let it rain." Thank you ISpast ❤️

    Moumita DasMoumita Das2 dögum síðan
    • I actually love that part. Let it rain meaning embrace change.

      Ken Lee AwesomeKen Lee Awesome4 klukkustundum síðan
  • 9:30

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  • If only many westerners can understand what he is teaching. You see some jokers in the comments because they are not the kind of people who ever took life seriously.

    Ken Lee AwesomeKen Lee Awesome3 dögum síðan
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  • A sudden urge to join the monastery for Shaolin Kung fu and explore and truly oneself and find peace in body and mind.

    Nihal RoyNihal Roy3 dögum síðan
  • The Restless Mind & Sceptical Doubt, that’s me 🙋🏽‍♀️

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  • I can sense his Aura

    Vishal AdhikariVishal Adhikari3 dögum síðan
  • fractal understand of om shanti Mandala

    Roshana CoyRoshana Coy3 dögum síðan
    • Shanti On with a tear on my I am oh Shanti peace on earth for Oh relations. In English on board with a heart attack I thought for a neon and eons of time but we, you’re her team here with my heart I will give my all and my breath and my understanding for the good of all mankind I would never forget my prayer shanti. Peace on earth forever more

      Roshana CoyRoshana Coy3 dögum síðan
    • Hi hire highest. High higher highest. I have your highest. I hay spoken.

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  • Zen

    Roshana CoyRoshana Coy3 dögum síðan
  • What if you become all and then more than that. Shanti

    Roshana CoyRoshana Coy3 dögum síðan
  • Namaste

    Roshana CoyRoshana Coy3 dögum síðan
    • What if there was peace on earth shanti

      Roshana CoyRoshana Coy3 dögum síðan
    • Fasting ego

      Roshana CoyRoshana Coy3 dögum síðan
  • Beautiful ❤️

    Fire WilsonFire Wilson3 dögum síðan
  • I guess becoming a comedian would have been out of the question

    Fire WilsonFire Wilson3 dögum síðan
  • Right We can't teach anyone that how to live life and what to do ??

  • Thank you Shifu

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  • Thank you Shifu

    Subradip ChakrabortySubradip Chakraborty3 dögum síðan
  • Inspiring me

    Himalay ThoratHimalay Thorat3 dögum síðan
  • Beautiful Korero (speech) Master Shi Heng Yi. E te Hinatore e Shi Heng Yi, aku mihi ki a koe kua korerohia o mohio maramatanga mai (Master of wellness - Shi Heng Yi. Thank you for sharing your insights of enlightenment). Me heke te ua ka tika (Yes let it rain, Accept, acknowledge, then embrace the process). Noho ora mai (may you be well ) Master Shi Heng Yi.

    down to earthdown to earth3 dögum síðan
  • Beautiful 👌🏼🙏🏼💚🌈🦋

    Dina DenneyDina Denney3 dögum síðan
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  • I am addicted to ISpast videos, I have seen thousands of them but this one is the only one that touched my soul. Thanks, master!

    Rafael Garcia CazorlaRafael Garcia Cazorla3 dögum síðan
  • Good morning... at 2:30 in the afternoon! Fail

    My nameMy name3 dögum síðan
  • Self mastery is a first step for becoming a legend ✌️

    Positive VibesPositive Vibes3 dögum síðan
    • Cap

      Ardit SejdiuArdit SejdiuDegi Síðan síðan
    • This is what alot of westerners don't understand. They think they are masters just because they been successful at something or done something good, but to be a self master means understand yourself and have absolute control of your being and be mindful

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  • New subscriber..

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