Date(s) - April 28, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Awareness, Compassion, and Wisdom:
Essential Teachings on the Joy of Living
Teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
São Paulo, Brazil
Meditation enables us to discover a lasting contentment that is not subject to the fluctuating conditions of our lives, and to nurture the qualities of wisdom and compassion that naturally manifest from awareness itself.
The Joy of Living is a secular path of meditation practice that was created by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Though rooted in the ancient Buddhist teachings of Tibet, these practices are not religious in nature. They deal with basic functions of the mind, such as mindful awareness and the impulse to move toward happiness and away from suffering. In working with these qualities of mind, we gradually transform our relationship to present-moment experience, learning to approach our thoughts, feelings, and sensory experiences with unconditional warmth and acceptance.
This retreat offers a rare opportunity to practice the Joy of Living teachings under Mingyur Rinpoche’s direct guidance. Rinpoche will share practical advice on using meditation to cultivate awareness, compassion, and wisdom, sharing insights from his own experience and illuminating key points on meditation practice.
The daily schedule will include teaching sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche, as well as a few hours of meditation per day (practiced in twenty to thirty minute sessions). The retreat will also include periods of silence and group discussions.
This retreat is suitable for both novice and experienced meditators. It offers beginning meditators an opportunity to receive in-depth teachings on meditation practice from Mingyur Rinpoche and for experienced meditators a chance to deepen their practice and understanding.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a much-loved and accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher. With a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner, Rinpoche’s profound teachings and playful sense of humor have endeared him to students around the world. His 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.
From Friday, April 28 (in the afternoon) to
Monday, May 1 (noon)
Accommodations and Fee Structure:
In order to take part in the retreat, you will need to arrive no later than opening day. Full retreat fees are inclusive of room, meals, and teachings at Hotel Rancho Silvestre. Commuter fees include lunch, two coffee breaks and teachings.
There are three different room options:
1. Single room with private bathroom.
2. Double room – shared by two residents with private bathroom.
3. Triple room – shared by three residents with private bathroom.
Cost per participant:
Single Room = R$ 1.700,00
Double Room = R$ 950,00
Triple Room = R$ 850,00
Commuter = R$ 580,00
Full payment is due at time of registration.
All cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee of R$ 250.
Information and Registration:
For more information and registration please send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to keep the cost of this retreat as low as possible, the retreat rate was established to cover just the cost of room and board at the retreat and additional operating overheads. This includes a modest honorarium for Mingyur Rinpoche and the attendant lamas. You will also have the opportunity to make a personal offering to support Tergar’s activities.
Arrival and Departure:
Check-in will be from 4pm to 7pm on the opening day of the retreat, followed by dinner at 7pm. The retreat will end after lunchtime on Monday, May 1, 2017.
Precepts and Silence:
While attending this retreat all participants are expected to abide by the ethical precepts for lay practitioners. This includes abstinence from sexual activity. We will maintain periods of silence throughout this retreat, the length of which will vary so that there will be less silence in the beginning and end of the retreat and a period of complete silence in the middle.
While it is possible to access Internet at the hotel, we ask that – in keeping with the spirit of an intensive meditation retreat — you minimize Internet activity, eliminating it altogether if possible.
While the kitchen at Hotel Rancho Silvestre is not able to cater to special dietary needs, vegetarian meals will be available.
Mingyur Rinpoche will conduct the retreat in English and we will have consecutive translation to Portuguese.
The Hotel Rancho Silvestre is located 25 km from Sao Paulo city (about 30 minutes by car). Address: Estrada Votorantim nº 700 – Embu das Artes – SP. Phone: +55-11-4785-500. Website of the hotel: www.ranchosilvestre.com.br.
Taxi service or Uber are available to get to Hotel Rancho Silvestre.
Hotel Rancho Silvestre, São Paulo , Brazil