This event happened on October 9

Taking the Bodhisattva Vow

with Mingyur Rinpoche


There will be no recording provided. The only requirement is to attend the session live, as a reading transmission must be given directly from teacher to student. 


October 9, 2021.

10-11 a.m. EDT (US), 4-5 p.m. CEST (Europe), 10-11 p.m. CST (China) 

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Who can attend this event?

There are no prerequisites for this event. It is appropriate for any meditator who wishes to engage more deeply in the bodhisattva path.


Registration will close 1 hour in advance of the event.


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


“May beings everywhere who suffer Torment in their minds and bodies Have, by virtue of my merit, Joy and happiness in boundless measure.” Shantideva, 10:2

Within each of us is basic, innate goodness. At times, however, this goodness can be overshadowed by confusion, anger, greed, and other afflicted emotions. A bodhisattva is one who strives to continually recognize the basic goodness of all beings, including oneself, regardless of how they act. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this process includes taking this commitment formally in what is called the bodhisattva vows. In this event, Mingyur Rinpoche will introduce the bodhisattva ideal and confer the bodhisattva vow through which you can enter into the profound lineage of bodhisattva practitioners. 


There are no prerequisites for this event. It is appropriate for any meditator who wishes to engage more deeply in the bodhisattva path.


Taking the bodhisattva vow marks a profound moment in one’s practice in which we formally turn away from samsara and choose to orient toward awakening and benefiting others. This process aims to uproot self-centered confusion and replace it with wholesome states of mind that serve to better ourselves and others. This event is an ideal opportunity to make this commitment, bringing the practices of the bodhisattva into your heart. 


In this event you will learn: 

  • about the lineage of the bodhisattva in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition
  • profound practices for infusing your life with bodhichitta, or the heartfelt commitment to help all beings awaken to their true nature
  • transformative meditation techniques aimed at helping stabilize your motivation
  • useful advice for dealing with challenging situations


This event will include: 

  • teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche on the transformative nature of bodhichitta
  • a formal ceremony in which Mingyur Rinpoche will confer the bodhisattva vow of aspiration

Taking the Bodhisattva Vow with Mingyur Rinpoche

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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.

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