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Path of Liberation Level 1: Mind Creates Reality (ONLINE)

with Mingyur Rinpoche

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This event takes place May 31 – June 2, 2024.
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Registration

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.

Who can attend this event?

Requirements for participation

  • 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

Translation

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

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE OFFERED BOTH ONLINE AND IN PERSON

This retreat will be streamed live from Kathmandu, Nepal. Click here to register to attend in person.

See details of the online retreat below.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

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.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

In this program, you will:

  • 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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM?

  • Live teachings, Q&A, and practice sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Teaching sessions with Tergar Lamas
  • Q&A sessions with Tergar guides
  • Group meditation

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION:

  • 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!

FREE INFO SESSIONS FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

If you are interested in attending any in-person events in Kathmandu, we invite you to attend our info sessions to help you plan your travel. You can register for the sessions (or watch the recordings thereafter) by clicking on the links below. We will not be taking live questions, so please submit any questions you may have in advance of the sessions during the Zoom registration. We hope you can join us in Nepal!

Can I get access to a recording of this event?

Recordings of Mingyur Rinpoche’s, Khenpo Gyurme’s, and Lama Trinley’s teaching sessions will be posted within 1 week after the last session and be available for 2 months after the retreat ends.

About Path of Liberation Level 1: Mind Creates Reality

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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.

About Khenpo Gyurmé Wangchen

Khenpo Gyurmé ordained as a monk at Tergar Monastery, Nepal, at the age of six. There he completed the primary monastic education, studying Tibetan language, Buddhist ritual, and philosophy. Following his training at Tergar Monastery, he was sent to Sherabling Monastery, the seat of Tai Situ Rinpoche, to complete nine years of formal Tibetan Buddhist College (shedra). After graduating from the shedra, he taught for three years and eventually was granted the title of Khenpo, a recognition of his scholarly accomplishment and contribution to monastic education. Khenpo Gyurmé has also studied meditation extensively with Tai Situ Rinpoche and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.

Khenpo Gyurmé is continuing his practice as the Principal of Education at Osel Ling Monastery in Nepal and has been teaching there for the past thirteen years. He is responsible for coordinating and overseeing more than 180 young monks' studies and teaching monastic and lay students, thus playing a very significant role in the development of the monastery. As the Abbot of the monastery, he is devoted to educational development and to supporting Buddhist practitioners along their path. 

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.