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Tilopa’s Song of Realization: Stabilizing the Recognition of Mahamudra Retreat

with Mingyur Rinpoche


This event takes place June 7–10, 2024.


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?

• Option 1: To have attended a Tergar Path of Liberation Level 2 retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche or Khenpo Kunga (Completion of the corresponding practice requirements is NOT required to participate in this event)
• Option 2: To have received ngondro transmission and nature of mind pointing out from a qualified lineage holder, and to have had at least five years of regular meditation practice


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

"Kye ho! The meaning beyond mind is not seen with mental dharmas. The uncreated meaning is not realized through created dharmas. If you wish to attain that meaning beyond mind and uncreated, Sever your own mind’s root and rest in naked awareness." — Tilopa

This retreat marks the completion of Tergar’s 2023/24 transmission — Mahamudra: A Song of Realization — on Tilopa’s famous Mahamudra text, The Ganges Mahamudra. Our focus will be to continue with the seventh topic of the root text — the manner of practicing Mahamudra — until the end of the text. Using Tilopa’s root verses as the basis, Mingyur Rinpoche will guide us through the meaning of these profound instructions and teach us how we can continue to stabilize the recognition of the nature of our mind. 


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

See details of the online retreat below.


If you wish to deepen your understanding and practice of Mahamudra, Tilopa’s The Ganges Mahamudra teachings are essential for this tradition and are deeply experiential. This is a unique opportunity to receive instructions on these profound verses from Mingyur Rinpoche — one of the greatest living meditation masters of Mahamudra of our time.


In this program, you will learn:

  • how to practice Mahamudra using the root verses of The Ganges Mahamudra
  • how to integrate these teachings into your current practice
  • how to apply the teachings in everyday life


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


  • Option 1: To have attended a Tergar Path of Liberation Level 2 retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche or Khenpo Kunga (Completion of the corresponding practice requirements is NOT required to participate in this event.)
  • Option 2: To have received ngondro transmission and nature of mind pointing out from a qualified lineage holder, and to have had at least five 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!


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!

Please see the Practical Information booklet linked HERE for guidance on travel, accommodation and other details to help you plan your trip.

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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.