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.

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The Heart of The Way of the Bodhisattva

with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

RECORDINGS:

Recordings of Rinpoche's teaching sessions will be posted within 72 hours after the last session and be available up to 1 month after the retreat ends.

Date/Time:

This event takes place August 13 - 15, 2021. View in your local time.

Who can attend this event?

There are no requirements for participation in this program. This program is open to everyone.

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.

"If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text [The Way of the Bodhisattva] that I possess it." — H. H. the Dalai Lama

During this program, Mingyur Rinpoche will offer deeply contemplative and experiential teachings on Shantideva’s quintessential text The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra). The Way of the Bodhisattva is one of the most widely studied and practiced texts within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, providing a foundation in regard to topics such as bodhichitta, ethics, meditation, loving-kindness and compassion, and wisdom. In his characteristically relatable way, Mingyur Rinpoche will bring this text to life, helping you incorporate its profound teachings into your everyday life. This program is an essential component within our annual transmission, focused this year on The Way of the Bodhisattva.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

We all desire to be happy, yet each of us experiences pain and discomfort on a daily basis — from minor impediments in our schedule to life-changing circumstances. Though we all want to be happy, we are often not able to see clearly what leads to happiness and what creates more suffering. 

In this retreat, you will get familiar with the bodhisattva ideal: one who has made a commitment to realize their own true nature in order to benefit others. Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva is filled with teachings that directly inform us about how to free ourselves from suffering and its causes and to walk the path toward enlightenment. With his warm, clear, and accessible teaching style, Mingyur Rinpoche will bring this text to life in such a way as to elucidate its relevance to all of us living in the modern world. 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

In this program, you will:

  • Strengthen an altruistic motivation
  • Develop awareness, loving-kindness and compassion, and wisdom
  • Learn about the role of patience, ethics, generosity, and diligence on the path of transformation
  • Receive foundational teachings on topics such as the bodhisattva ideal, the six paramitas, and wisdom
  • Be introduced to the practices of equalizing and exchanging self and other, tonglen (or sending and taking practice), as well as other forms of formal meditation practices
  • Begin to learn how to incorporate these profound teachings into your everyday life

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 and teaching sessions with Tergar Instructors and Facilitators
  • Discussion groups

About Discovering the The Heart of The Way of the Bodhisattva with Mingyur Rinpoche

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

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

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 (1hour) -

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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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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