This event happened on April 29

Path of Liberation Level 1: Mind Creates Reality

with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche


This event takes place April 29–May 2, 2023.


Registration will close 1 hour in advance of the event. Full refunds will be given for cancellation requests up to 1 hour in advance of the event.


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


“It’s not that we are pure way down in the depths of our being, but somehow up on the surface everything is messed up. Rather, we are pure inside and out. Even our most dysfunctional habits are manifestations of this basic goodness.” — Mingyur Rinpoche

The Path of Liberation Training constitutes the core of Mingyur Rinpoche’s Vajrayana teachings. In this program, Mingyur Rinpoche will introduce the practices central to this training, as well as teachings on the nature of mind and the practice liturgy that Rinpoche has composed, Nectar of the Path. This inspirational practice manual provides a complete overview of the path in a daily practice format and includes topics such as refuge, bodhichitta, loving-kindness and compassion, guru yoga, and nature of mind.


  • Option 1: To have attended all three Joy of Living levels — Calming the Mind (Level 1), Opening the Heart (Level 2), and Awakening Wisdom (Level 3) — and completed the associated practice requirements.
  • Option 2: To have completed the full preliminary practices (the 4 x 100,000 ngondro)
  • Option 3: To have had a daily meditation practice for at least five years and attended either group or solitary practice retreats for a total of at least thirty days, with 6+ hours of formal meditation practice per day, under the guidance of a Buddhist teacher

The requirements for participation were set in consultation with Mingyur Rinpoche. In turn, we ask that you honor them. Thank you!


If you want to start practicing meditation under Mingyur Rinpoche’s guidance, following the tradition of nature of mind, the methods taught in this program represent the core of the Buddhist path and are the entrance point to Mahamudra. They will foster your ability to recognize awareness and stabilize that recognition, open your heart, and see reality more clearly. 

In this retreat, you will receive the first of the four pointing out instructions of the Path of Liberation as well as instructions on how to practice it within the framework of Nectar of the Path.


  • receive instructions on stillness, movement, and awareness in preparation for nature of mind
  • receive the first pointing out instruction “All Phenomena Come from Mind” and instructions on how to practice it
  • receive the transmission for the Nectar of the Path liturgy
  • get familiar with topics such as the four thoughts that turn the mind toward the dharma, refuge, bodhichitta, loving-kindness and compassion, guru yoga, and nature of mind


  • Live teachings, Q&A, and practice sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Teaching sessions with Lama Trinley
  • Q&A sessions with Tergar Guides
  • Group meditation

About Path of Liberation Level 1: Mind Creates Reality

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About Lama Trinley

Lama Trinley has been the resident teacher at the Tergar Mingjue Phoenix Center since November, 2007. Lama Trinley began his education at Tergar Monastery, where he studied the rituals, prayers, and other traditional practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He entered the traditional three-year retreat when he was seventeen years old, after which he spent six years training in the monastic college of Tergar Monastery, where he taught for three years as assistant professor. His command of English and his humble and gentle demeanor make him easily accessible to newcomers and experienced meditators alike.