IMPORTANT MESSAGE Recordings of teachings will be made available, but please note that it is preferable and highly recommended to attend the live sessions if at all possible. Recordings are only intended for participants who may be prevented from attending the live sessions due to an emergency or problems with internet connectivity.

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Self-Liberating Meditation:

Patrul Rinpoche on Dzogchen with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

RECORDINGS:

New! Recordings of Rinpoche's teaching sessions will be posted within 48 hours after the end of the last session and will be available for a limited time.

Date/Time:

This event takes place June 18-21, 2021. View in your local time.

Who can attend this event?

Option 1: To have attended any Tergar Path of Liberation retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche or Khenpo Kunga.

Option 2: To have received ngondro transmission and nature of mind pointing out from a qualified lineage holder, and to have had at least 5 years of regular meditation practice.

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.

Translation

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

"Mind itself has always been without substance. It is not seen by looking, but is emptiness. It is not a void, but is cognizant and clear. This inseparable awareness and emptiness is pervasive like space." — Patrul Rinpoche

Patrul Rinpoche is considered one of the most important figures in the tradition of Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection. During this program, Mingyur Rinpoche will teach one of Patrul Rinpoche’s most engaging texts, Self-Liberating Meditation. Introducing the theory behind and methods for realizing the nature of mind, this text presents practical approaches to dealing with the conceptual mind and afflictive emotions. As always, Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings will be applicable and down to earth, returning to the essence of the pithy wisdom presented by Patrul Rinpoche.

PREREQUISITES FOR ATTENDANCE

  • Option 1: To have attended any Tergar Path of Liberation retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche or Khenpo Kunga
  • Option 2: To have received ngondro transmission and nature of mind pointing out from a qualified lineage holder, and to have had at least 5 years of regular meditation practice

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

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

Without recognizing pure awareness, our practice remains fabricated and contrived. Patrul Rinpoche’s profound pith instructions are designed for the practitioner who wishes to realize the genuine view, beyond fabrication. This program will provide clarification on Dzogchen, specifically in regard to recognizing, cultivating certainty in, and imbuing your life with pure awareness.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

In this program, you will learn:

  • Essential techniques of the practice of Dzogchen, particularly for recognizing pure awareness
  • Practical approaches to dealing with the conceptual mind and afflictive emotions
  • How to dispel hindrances that you may encounter as a practitioner

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM?

  • Live teaching, Q&A, and practice sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Teaching sessions with Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga
  • Guided meditation
  • Q&A with Tergar Instructors and Facilitators
  • Discussion groups

About Self-Liberating Meditation Retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche

What to expect from the upcoming Self-Liberating Meditation: Patrul Rinpoche on Dzogchen retreat? Check out this short introduction video by Tergar Instructor Dr. Cortland Dahl where he talks about the benefits and main elements of the program.

Schedule

Local time

2:00 pm

Teaching, Practice, and Q&A (3 hours) Mingyur Rinpoche

5:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

6:00 pm

Teaching (1h 15min) Khenpo Kunga

7:15 pm

Self Practice/Break --

8:00 pm

Guided Practice (1h 30min) Umdze

9:30 pm

Self Practice/Break --

10:00 pm

Q&A (1 hour) Tergar Instructor

11:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

11:30 pm

Small Group Discussion (1 hour) Practice Leader

Self Practice/Break --

7:00 am

Guided Practice (1h 30min) Umdze

8:30 am

Self Practice/Break --

9:00 am

Q&A (1 hour) Tergar Instructor

10:00 am

Self Practice/Break --

12:00 pm

Small Group Discussion (1 hour) Practice Leader

12:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

1:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

2:00 pm

Teaching, Practice, and Q&A (3 hours) Mingyur Rinpoche

5:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

6:00 pm

Teaching (1h 15min) Khenpo Kunga

7:15 pm

Self Practice/Break --

8:00 pm

Guided Practice (1h 30min) Umdze

9:30 pm

Self Practice/Break --

10:00 pm

Q&A (1 hour) Tergar Instructor

11:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

11:30 pm

Small Group Discussion (1 hour) Practice Leader

Self Practice/Break --

7:00 am

Guided Practice (1h 30min) Umdze

8:30 am

Self Practice/Break --

9:00 am

Q&A (1 hour) Tergar Instructor

10:00 am

Self Practice/Break --

12:00 pm

Small Group Discussion (1 hour) Practice Leader

12:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

1:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

2:00 pm

Teaching, Practice, and Q&A (3 hours) Mingyur Rinpoche

5:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

6:00 pm

Teaching (1h 15min) Khenpo Kunga

7:15 pm

Self Practice/Break --

8:00 pm

Guided Practice (1h 30min) Umdze

9:30 pm

Self Practice/Break --

10:00 pm

Q&A (1 hour) Tergar Instructor

11:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

11:30 pm

Small Group Discussion (1 hour) Practice Leader

How Tergar Stewards Your Funds - Q&A Session (1 hour) --

Self Practice/Break --

7:00 am

Guided Practice (1h 30min) Umdze

8:30 am

Self Practice/Break --

9:00 am

Q&A (1 hour) Tergar Instructor

10:00 am

Self Practice/Break --

12:00 pm

Small Group Discussion (1 hour) Practice Leader

12:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

How Tergar Stewards Your Funds - Q&A Session (1 hour) -

1:00 pm

Self Practice/Break --

2:00 pm

Teaching, Practice, and Q&A (3 hours) Mingyur Rinpoche

5:00 pm

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Self-Liberating Meditation:

Friday, jun 18 - Sold out

Thank you for your interest. Due to an overwhelming response, this event is now fully booked. Please check the event site regularly for more updates and complete the form below if you wish to be added to a waiting list.

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 mediation 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 Kunga

Khenpo Kunga is a Senior Tergar Lama. He became a monk at a young age and began his education at Tergar monastery in Tibet, where he studied the rituals, prayers, and other traditional practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. At fifteen, he entered an extended meditation retreat and spent three years mastering the profound contemplative practices of the Kagyü lineage.

Following this period of intense meditation practice, he entered the renowned Dzongsar monastic college near Dharamsala in Northwest India. After studying there for eleven years and receiving his Khenpo degree (roughly equivalent to a PhD), he taught at Dzongsar college for three additional years. Khenpo Kunga’s primary teacher is Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, though he has studied with many other revered masters as well.

In recent years, Khenpo Kunga has taught in Asia, Europe, and the United States as one of the main teachers for the worldwide network of Tergar monasteries, meditation centers, and meditation groups.

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