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
In this weekend meditation workshop we will learn how cultivating awareness can help create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. The practice of meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult emotions and painful thoughts, into sources of joy. Over the course of this weekend, we will explore the landscape of our experience with mindful awareness, learning how to use the body, sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation.
This is an entry program to Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s wonderfully fresh and accessible teachings. It offers step by step instructions that will benefit those new to meditation and inspire those who have an existing practice. It is suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators. The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley and Facilitator Justin Kelley, as well as guided meditations and discussion.
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
To make this program accessible to all who wish to participate, a special sliding scale fee will be used for registration. If you are in a financial position to support the participation of others, we ask that you consider registering at a higher rate. This way, Tergar Minneapolis/St. Paul can cover the cost of bringing in Brooke Lavelle, and also ensure access for all. Embodying the paramita of generosity supports the whole community. Please select the cost that makes sense to you.
- $0 – I will pay what I can, if anything, at the door
- $135 – Base Fee
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