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Exploring the Nature of Mind: Deepening Recognition

Online Retreat With Mingyur Rinpoche

Exploring the Nature of Mind: Deepening Recognition

Online Retreat With Mingyur Rinpoche


This event takes place August 1-4, 2020.

Who can attend this event?

The retreat is open to those who have already attended and completed the practice requirements for Path of Liberation Levels 1 and 2.


Registration will close 24 hours in advance of the event.

Full refunds will be given for cancellation requests up to 48 hours in advance of the event.

“Any attempt to capture the direct experience of the nature of mind in words is impossible. It’s an experience of absolute well-being that radiates through all physical, emotional and mental states - even those that might ordinarily be labeled as unpleasant.”

True freedom of mind is something we can discover for ourselves through the practice of meditation. In Tibetan Buddhism, the most direct and powerful way to experience this inner freedom is by exploring the nature of awareness, a journey that puts us in touch with a source of equanimity, wisdom, and compassion that we can access anytime and anywhere.

This Path of Liberation retreat presents a special opportunity to receive in-depth teachings from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche on the nature of mind, drawn from the path of Mahamudra, the most profound meditation teachings of the Kagyü School of Tibetan Buddhism.

This Transmission 3 and 4 series of teachings goes further into the unique lineage of nature of mind practice taught by Mingyur Rinpoche and includes the instructions for the third and fourth levels of the Path of Liberation. Rinpoche will offer the third and fourth “pointing out” teachings that help deepen our recognition of the nature of mind.

The retreat is open to those who have already attended and completed the practice requirements for Path of Liberation Levels 1 and 2.

Please note: Because the teachings and practices build on each other, deepening our experience and understanding, there are often requirements before attending the next level of teachings. This is particularly true of the Path of Liberation retreats. Please pay attention to any prerequisites for attendance that may apply. If you have any questions about whether or not you meet the requirements for a specific retreat, please email

You can learn more about the process of progressing through the Path of Liberation levels with the downloadable chart at this link.

In Mingyur Rinpoche’s tradition, spending time in solo or group retreat is highly valued as an important way to deepen our understanding and experience of meditation. Whether you have never done a retreat before or are a seasoned practitioner, Tergar’s online retreats provide an excellent opportunity to taste the benefits of sustained practice.


  • Live teaching and practice sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Guided meditation with Tergar Instructors
  • Teaching sessions with Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga
  • Practice sessions with a Tergar Facilitator including a series of gentle, meditative physical exercises called Awareness Yoga
  • Discussion groups
  • Q&A sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche

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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 mediation 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.

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