August 5, 2023.
10-11:30 a.m. EDT (New York),
4-5:30 p.m. CEST (Europe),
10-11:30 p.m. HKT (Hong Kong)
Registration will close 1 hour in advance of the event.
This program is open to everyone.
Translation from English will be offered in Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
A recording will be posted in English only on YouTube.
This short talk is dedicated to the great Indian master Tilopa and his famous text, The Ganges Mahamudra, which is at the heart of the meditation tradition that Mingyur Rinpoche represents. This event marks the beginning of Tergar’s 2023/24 transmission — a series of online courses and retreats with Mingyur Rinpoche on Mahamudra.
This is the first time that Mingyur Rinpoche will give a teaching on The Ganges Mahamudra in English to a Western audience, so we welcome you to join us on this precious occasion.
In this program, you will:
Live teaching and practice session with Mingyur Rinpoche
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.