This event takes place August 11–14, 2023.
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.
There are prerequisites for attendance at this event.
Option 1: To have have attended a Tergar Path of Liberation Level 2 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.
Translation from English will be offered in Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
Recordings of Mingyur Rinpoche and Lama Trinley's teaching sessions will be posted within 72 hours after the end of the last session and will be available for a limited time.
This retreat marks the beginning of Tergar’s 2023/24 transmission — Mahamudra: A Song of Realization — on Tilopa’s famous Mahamudra text, The Ganges Mahamudra. In this first retreat, Mingyur Rinpoche will guide us through the view of Mahamudra, centering the teachings around Tilopa’s root verses.
The requirements for participation were set in consultation with Mingyur Rinpoche. In turn, we ask that you honor them. Thank you!
To be able to receive the profound instructions of Mahamudra from the convenience of your own home is a rare opportunity. This is the first time that Mingyur Rinpoche will offer a retreat on The Ganges Mahamudra in English to a Western audience, so we welcome you to join us on this precious occasion.
In this program, you will:
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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.
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.