Date(s) - September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Calming the Mind
Joy of Living 1 Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley
And Facilitator Justin Kelley
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult emotions and painful thoughts, into sources of joy. The modern world has become fascinated with the practice of meditation. With all the hype and glossy images on magazine covers, it would be easy to think that meditation is about sitting in the right posture, using a special technique, or forcing the mind to be calm or relaxed all the time. But the real power of meditation isn’t in the method. It’s in shifting our perspective.
The key to this shift in perspective is awareness. In this weekend workshop, we will learn to transform our experience by exploring awareness, sensations, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation.
This program offers step-by-step instructions that will benefit those new to meditation and inspire those who have an existing practice. The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations by Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley and Facilitator Justin Kelley, as well as guided meditations and discussion. It is suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators.
For those of you you have taken Calming the Mind before, we have some exciting news! The course includes:
- New videos from Mingyur Rinpoche, never seen before.
- New guided meditations
- Tools to make meditation a habit in your daily life including a free app to track your sessions and support your practice
About the Instructor and Facilitator
Myoshin Kelley attended her first meditation retreat in 1975 at the age of 20. Through the ensuing years she has received dharma instructions from several renowned Buddhist meditation masters in the Theravada, Zen, and Vajrayana traditions. In 1994 she accompanied her husband, Edwin, to the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA, where she was trained as a meditation instructor by Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzburg. Myoshin was introduced to Vajrayana teachings in 1993 and met Mingyur Rinpoche in 1998. Since then she has practiced with Mingyur Rinpoche in North America and Asia benefiting from his skillful, lucid instructions on the profound teachings of Mahamudra. She moved to Minneapolis in 2010 to help support Mingyur Rinpoche in his worldwide vision and leads programs internationally and locally.
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.
Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tergar Meditation Center
1621 E Hennepin Ave Ste 210
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tergar Minneapolis/St. Paul is serious about making our meditation programs accessible to all. We are currently trying a pay-what-you-can registration approach to ensure that anyone who wants to participate is able to do so. You are invited to register at the base rate, a reduced rate, or without a cash payment. If comfortable, you may also consider registering above the base-fee in order to help support the desire to make these teachings as widely accessible as possible. Since Tergar is a registered non-profit, any amount you pay over the suggested level will be tax-deductible as applicable under current law.
If you need to pay a different amount than our options allow, feel free to select the option “I will pay what I can at the door” and bring any payment amount to the event if you’re able.
For your convenience, here are the preset options:
- $135 – base rate
- $0 – I will pay what I can, if anything, at the door
You will also have the opportunity to make an additional direct donation online prior to finalizing your registration transaction.
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after September 4, there will be a $25 administration fee.
Tergar Meditation Center, Minneapolis MN, United States