Date(s) - July 13, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dreaming, Dying, and Awareness
An evening talk with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and
Richard Davidson, Ph.D
Hosted by Tergar New York City
New York City, New York, USA
The practice of meditation puts us in touch with a source of inner peace and well-being that we can experience at any time, even when we find ourselves in chaotic or challenging circumstances. In Tibetan Buddhism, the challenges of life are used as opportunities to nurture awareness, compassion, and wisdom. The process of dying is said to present a unique and potent opportunity to awaken. The key to taking advantage of this opportunity lies in two of the most common experiences in our lives: the states of deep sleep and dreaming. For more than a thousand years, meditation practices that enable us to explore these states of consciousness have been valued as profound methods for transforming the mind and preparing for the moment of death.
In this evening talk, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche will offer teachings on sleeping, dreaming, and ways to approach death with dignity, awareness, and care. His talk will draw on classical teachings from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and his own experience while on retreat. Neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson will offer a scientific perspective based on his research on the neural bases of emotion and methods to promote human flourishing, including meditation. The talk will include a question and answer session and is suitable for anyone with an interest in meditation and Tibetan Buddhism.
- Base Fee – $40 (This level covers the actual costs of delivering this program.)
- Sponsor Fee – $55 (This level allows us to provide a reduced fee ticket option for those with limited financial resources.)
- Reduced Fee – $25 (Reduced fee tickets are available at a reduced rate for students, seniors and others on limited incomes.)
About Mingyur Rinpoche
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a rising star among the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. 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. Rinpoche teaches throughout the world, with centers on four continents. In early June, 2011, Mingyur Rinpoche left his monastery in Bodhgaya, India to begin a period of extended solitary retreat. In November of 2015 Mingyur Rinpoche returned after four years of solitary retreat. He is currently teaching his monastic and western students living around the world. Read more…
About Richard Davidson
Richard Davidson is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker, leading conversations on well-being on international stages such as the World Economic Forum, where he serves on the Global Council on Mental Health. Time Magazine named Davidson one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2006. Read more…
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The Riverside Church is located on Riverside Drive and 120th Street near Columbia University where Harlem and the Upper West Side meet. (120th Street is also named Reinhold Niebuhr Place.)
Directions by Subway
Take the #1 IRT Broadway Local to 116th Street. Walk north along Broadway (passing Barnard College on the left) to 120th Street (Reinhold Niebuhr Place). Turn left and walk one block to (Claremont Avenue). 91 Claremont is one half block north of 120th Street on the left hand side of the street. If the IRT Broadway Express (#2 or #3 IRT) is taken uptown from midtown Manhattan, be sure to change at 96th street for the local train.
Directions by Bus
Take the M-104, M-4 or M-5 to 120th or 122nd Street.
Directions by Car
HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY NORTHBOUND take the 96th Street Exit to Broadway, turn left onto Broadway. Continue North to 120th Street. At 120th, turn left. For the 91 Claremont Ave. entrance, continue one block, and turn right onto Claremont. For the 490 Riverside Drive entrance, continue two blocks, and turn right onto Riverside Drive.
HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY SOUTHBOUND take the 125th Street Exit. Drive straight to 125th Street. Turn left onto 125th Street. Take 125th Street to Broadway. (You’ll see the elevated train tracks at Broadway.) Turn right onto Broadway and go to 120th Street (Reinhold Niebuhr) and turn right. The church is one block west of Broadway.
TRIBOROUGH BRIDGE TO MANHATTAN Take 125th Street Exit. Take 125th Street to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway, drive to 120th Street (Reinhold Niebuhr). Turn right. The church is one block west of Broadway.
The Claremont Avenue Garage is operated by Rapid Park Inc., 212.866.1000, and is open to the public Monday through Sunday 7:00 am – 12:00 midnight.
The garage is located beneath the church’s South Wing. The entrance is on 120th Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue. There is a fee for parking.
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