3 august









Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained

with Mingyur Rinpoche


This event takes place on August 3rd, 2024.

10-11 a.m. EDT (New York), 
4-5 p.m. CEST (Berlin), 
10-11 p.m. HKT (Hong Kong) 

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Registration will close 1 hour in advance of the event.

Who can attend this event?

This program is open to everyone.


Translation from English will be offered in Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

The Abhidharma is an invitation to smash, to break down, to cut through, and to completely destroy and overcome every tendency toward extremes of arrogance, greed, and bewilderment. — Steven D. Goodman

The Buddhist way of studying the psychology of the mind is called Abhidharma. This profound way of looking into and classifying the mind enables us to deepen our understanding of how consciousness operates and eventually recognize our true nature, which is beyond thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. This talk is dedicated to giving an overview of Abhidharma and, in particular, the great Indian master Vasubandhu and his famous text, The Treasury of Abhidharma, which is at the heart of the foundational teachings of the Buddhist tradition. This event marks the beginning of Tergar’s 2024/25 Transmission — Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained — a series of online courses and retreats with Mingyur Rinpoche on Abhidharma.


If you are interested in psychology and the workings of the human mind, the Abhidharma teachings offer you the Buddhist approach to awakening and methods for uprooting the causes of suffering.


In this program, you will:

  • be introduced to Abhidharma
  • learn about the view and practices of Abhidharma
  • learn about Tergar’s upcoming transmission: Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained


  • Live teaching and practice session with Mingyur Rinpoche


This program is open to everyone.

Can I get access to a recording of this event?

A recording will be posted in English only on YouTube.

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About Mingyur Rinpoche

In his approach to teaching meditation, Mingyur Rinpoche integrates traditional Buddhist practice and philosophy with the current scientific understanding of the mind and mental health – making the practice of meditation relevant and accessible to students around the world.

Mingyur Rinpoche is a world-renowned meditation teacher with personal experience of anxiety and panic attacks, which he suffered from throughout his childhood and into his teenage years, when he learned to transform his panic through meditation. Born in Nepal in 1975, Mingyur Rinpoche began to study meditation as a young boy with his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, himself a well-respected Buddhist teacher. As a child he became interested in contemporary science through conversations with scientists who were visiting his father, and as he grew older he began to collaborate with neuroscientists and psychologists, including Richard Davidson and Antoine Lutz at the University of Wisconsin, on research projects that study the effects of meditation on the brain and the mind.

Mingyur Rinpoche’s first book, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into over twenty languages. His second book, Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom, explores how difficult emotions and challenging life situations can be used as stepping stones to discover joy and freedom. In his most recent book, In Love with the World, Mingyur Rinpoche shares how his meditation practice sustained him when he left his monastery to wander through India and the powerfully transformative insights he gained from the near-death experience he had at the beginning of his journey. Mingyur Rinpoche recently appeared in the Netflix series The Mind, Explained, in an episode about the benefits of mindfulness.

As the head of the Tergar Meditation Community, Mingyur Rinpoche supports groups of students in more than thirty countries, leading workshops around the world for new and returning students every year.