Date(s) - December 13, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Joy of Living 3 Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley
Assisted by Facilitator Fionnuala Shenpen
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
In this weekend meditation workshop with Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley, assisted by Fionnuala Shenpen, we will explore the practice of insight meditation. By bringing our unchallenged beliefs and patterns into the light of awareness, we can see how our rigid ideas often blind us to the richness of our true nature. The wisdom that arises through insight meditation allows us to see our inner experience clearly. This leads to a sense of freedom, well-being, and confidence that is rooted in awareness itself and available to us each and every moment.
The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, short presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Edwin and Fionnuala, as well as guided meditations and discussion.
This retreat is open to meditators who have previously attended Joy of Living 1 and 2 meditation workshops and meet the practice requirements, as well as to those who have not attended these workshops, but who have practiced meditation regularly for at least three years. (For those who have not previously attended Joy of Living 1 and 2, we recommend that meditators attend these teachings in the future.)
About the Instructor and Facilitator:
Edwin Kelley first became interested in Buddhism in 1975 when he attended a meditation retreat near Perth, Australia. In 1992 went to Burma to undertake a six-month period of intensive retreat with the renowned meditation master Chanmyay Sayadaw. While practicing in Burma he ordained temporarily as a Theravada Buddhist monk. In 1994 he was hired as Director of Operations by one of America’s best known meditation retreat centers, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), in Barre, MA and later was appointed Executive Director of IMS. Edwin has a post graduate diploma in Buddhist Studies from the University of Sunderland in the UK. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Myoshin in 2009 to help establish the global Tergar Meditation Community. In addition to his work as an instructor, he currently serves as co-executive director, and is a board member for Tergar International.
Fionnuala Shenpen Daffy first met Mingyur Rinpoche in Kathmandu in 1999. Since then she has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism under Mingyur Rinpoche and other Nyingma and Kagyu masters. She plays a leading role in the Tergar practice group in Kathmandu, where she also runs a primary and lower secondary school for the nuns at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling.
Friday, December 13, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tergar Meditation Center
1621 E Hennepin Ave Ste 210
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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- Base fee – $135
- Reduced fee for those with limited incomes – $100
- Repeating Awaking Wisdom Students – Special rate for those who have previously completed a Joy of Living 3 workshop, either in-person or online – $100
If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider adding a tax-deductible donation to your registration. Your generosity enables Tergar to offer financial assistance to those who might otherwise not be able to attend.
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after December 3, there will be a $25 administration fee.
Tergar Meditation Center, Minneapolis MN, United States