8 november








Practicing Path of Liberation Levels 3&4



This event takes place November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2023. 

7–8:30 p.m. EST (with Kasumi Kato and Tim Olmsted)

7–8:30 p.m. CEST (with Lucas Henriksson and George Hughes)



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?

There are prerequisites for attendance at this event.

To have attended Path of Liberation Levels 3 and 4. Completion of the corresponding practice requirements is NOT required in order to participate in this event.


Recordings of sessions will be made available for 48 hours following each session.

Join Lucas Henriksson and George Hughes (Europe session) and Kasumi Kato and Tim Olmsted (Americas session) to explore the Path of Liberation Levels 3 and 4 in this 4-week workshop. We will discuss the major themes and practices of the levels, including bodhichitta and emptiness, accumulation of merit, mandala offering, and guru yoga. We will also engage in the practices together and clarify any questions that may come up along the way. This is also a great opportunity to connect with fellow Path of Liberation practitioners.


  • Week 1: POL Level 3 (Nov 8)
    Bodhichitta and emptiness — same or different?
    Emptiness is spontaneous presence
  • Week 2: POL Level 3 (Nov 15)
    Accumulation of merit and mandala offering
    Spontaneous presence is self-liberated
  • Week 3: POL Level 4 (Nov 22)
    Guru yoga
    Spontaneous presence is self-liberated
  • Week 4: POL Level 4 (Nov 29)
    How to apply our practice in daily life

Requirements for participation

To have attended Path of Liberation Levels 3 and 4. Completion of the corresponding practice requirements is NOT required in order to participate in this event.

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



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About George Hughes

George has launched several businesses in his career and has served on the Board of Directors for a number of not-for-profit organizations. He is currently an officer and director of Tergar Schools and Tergar Institute, and a faculty member of the latter. George began his journey into meditation and the wisdom traditions as a teenager and has done numerous personal retreats in Asia and North America. His main teachers are Mingyur Rinpoche and Tai Situ Rinpoche.

George has served as a Tergar International facilitator for Mingyur Rinpoche’s programs in the Americas and Asia, and he has co-managed Tergar meditation retreats across the United States and in Nepal. He founded the Tergar Community in Stuart, Florida, in 2010. In addition to meditation, George has  studied and taught yoga, massage, and other holistic healing modalities. He has also organized a number of fundraising treks in the Himalayas to aid Mingyur Rinpoche’s social engagement and education projects in Nepal.

About Kasumi Kato

Kasumi grew up in northern Japan, where she learned to meditate from a young age. She has received extensive training in meditation and yoga, including over a year spent in solitary meditation retreats as well as numerous group retreats. She currently oversees Tergar’s activities in Japan and translates for Mingyur Rinpoche. She holds two Master’s degrees, and spent 15 years teaching Japanese at the University of Wisconsin.  She now works for Tergar International as a curriculum expert. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time meditating in retreat.



About Lucas Henriksson

Lucas first met Mingyur Rinpoche in India, in 2008. He spent the next three years pursuing a BA in Buddhist Philosophy and Tibetan language in Kathmandu. After his studies, he moved back to Sweden and spent more time in solitary retreats between 2012 and 2015. Lucas lives in the countryside of Sweden. In his work for Tergar International, he writes content and curriculums for the Joy of Living, Path of Liberation, and Vajrayana Online programs.

About Tim Olmsted

Tim Olmsted is a Tergar Instructor with decades of experience teaching meditation. He began his Buddhist studies in 1977; in 1981 he moved to Kathmandu to study with Mingyur Rinpoche’s father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. During the twelve years that he lived in Nepal, Tim studied with many of the renowned meditation teachers living there and worked as a psychotherapist serving the international community. Tim is one of the founders and senior instructors of the Tergar Meditation Community, for which he regularly travels around the world leading retreats and teaches online. He lives with his wife Glenna in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where he leads an active community that follows Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings and those of his family lineage. Tim is the founder and president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation. He is known for the down-to-earth warmth, practicality, and humor of his approach to teaching meditation.