This event takes place July 25-28, 2020
This retreat is open to anyone interested in Buddhist study and practice.
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.
Translation from English will be offered in Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
Learn the fundamentals of Buddhist practice in this four-day retreat.
The Buddhist path is rooted in the understanding that awakening is not a goal to be achieved, but an innate reality that we can recognize in the present moment. There are many practical tools that we can use on the path of awakening, including profound contemplations, simple exercises to explore the nature of awareness, and meditations that employ the imagination to put us in touch with a sense of contentment and equanimity that does not depend on the circumstances of our lives.
In 2010, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche composed a short practice called The Nectar of the Path that contains the essential elements of Buddhist meditation practice, allowing us to touch on all the key aspects of the path in a single meditation session.
The Nectar of the Path includes both recitation and meditation, with sections on:
The retreat will provide a rare opportunity to learn the practice from Rinpoche himself, and, for those already practicing The Nectar of the Path, to deepen understanding and experience.
This retreat is open to anyone interested in Buddhist study and practice. If you are new to meditation, we will provide supplemental resources to ensure that you feel supported.
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.
Please note: This retreat DOES NOT include the teachings, transmissions, and empowerments required to enter the Tergar Path of Liberation. Introduction to nature of mind must be given in person, as Mingyur Rinpoche says, with a "living teacher, living heartbeat." If you are interested in entering the Path of Liberation, please plan to attend an in-person level 1 and 2 retreat when we are able to offer it again.
The Buddhist path begins with the recognition of the fact that life involves suffering. The better we understand reality — with its inevitable ups and downs and constant changes — the happier we can be. In this short video Mingyur Rinpoche teaches that this recognition can bring us liberation.
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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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