Date(s) - September 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mahamudra as a Path
With Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga
Translated by Justin Kelley
Tergar Minneapolis / St. Paul
Whether you are following the Tergar Joy of Living curriculum or practicing the Path of Liberation, the teachings of Mingyur Rinpoche are informed by his Mahamudra lineage. This experiential approach focuses on recognizing the mind’s empty clarity, and then stabilizing this recognition until it becomes an uninterrupted flow of experience that is integrated with all aspects of life. It allows the meditator to use every thought, emotion, and perception as a gateway to the awakened nature of mind and to see every aspect of experience as an expression of buddha nature. In this evening talk, Tergar Senior Lama Khenpo Kunga will give an overview of the Tergar system of teachings from the bigger perspective of Mahamudra.
About Khenpo Kunga:
Khenpo Kunga became a monk at a young age and began his education at Tergar monastery, 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 Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States as one of the main teachers for the worldwide network of Tergar monasteries, meditation centers, and meditation groups.
About the Translator:
Justin Kelley spent ten years living in India and Nepal, studying the Tibetan language, Hindu and Buddhist philosophical systems, and various meditative approaches. He first became a student of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche in 2007 and has practiced under his guidance ever since. In 2015 he became a PhD student at Rice University in the Department of Religion, where he studies with Dr. Anne C. Klein. His research focuses on the psychophysical transformation that occurs within religious practice, and the ways in which these practices influence our understandings of identity and the world we live in.
Thursday, September 27, 7:00—8:30 pm
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