Date(s) - June 25, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dying Every Day
Meditation, Transformation, and the Bardos
With Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Oregon USA
“Nothing endures but change and accepting this has the potential to transform the dread of dying into joyful living.”
—Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, In Love with the World:
A Monk’s Journey through the Bardos of Living and Dying
For many Tibetans, the bardos mark the stages from death to rebirth, but they can also be understood as an inner journey of the mind, marking the “in-between” periods in our own process of becoming more fully who we truly are. When we feel threatened by change, we try to hold things in place, refusing to let old patterns die. Opening ourselves to the constant changes in everyday life helps us to let go of fear and resistance, and to experience the mind’s awakened nature.
In this one-day workshop, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche will offer practical insight into impermanence, meditation, death, and transformation. His teachings will be drawn from his new book, In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey through the Bardos of Living and Dying. The day will include periods of teaching, discussion, and short periods of meditation. This event is suitable for anyone with an interest in meditation and Tibetan Buddhism.
See additional events with Mingyur Rinpoche in Portland at the bottom of the page.
About Mingyur Rinpoche
Mingyur Rinpoche is a much-loved and accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher with a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner. His New York Times bestselling book, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, has been translated into over twenty languages. Read more…
About IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD
A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained from it. Read more…
Tuesday, June 25, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Check-in opens at 8:45 a.m. Please plan to arrive in time to park and walk to the Agnes Flanagan Chapel and be seated a few minutes before 9:30 a.m. There will be an hour-and-a-half break for lunch. Lunch is included in the price of admission in the dining hall located in the Templeton Campus Center, which is a short walk from the Chapel. A variety of items will be offered to accommodate food preferences and allergies. The dining hall will have vegetarian, non-vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Fresh fruit and an organic salad bar from local farms will also be available.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Lewis & Clark College
0615 S.W. Palantine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
Seating in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel is in church pews that have cushions both on the seat and on the back rest. You may want to bring a small thin cushion if needed for added back support. Please do not bring meditation cushions as there is no room available for floor seating.
Parking is free throughout campus during the summer months. Turn in Gate 2 and park in Upper Griswold Lot (Lot C). Overflow parking can be found in Forest Lot (Lot M) as well. Signage and Tergar volunteers will be visible to direct participants to the Chapel for registration. See the Campus Map for parking lot locations.
- $175 per person base rate includes lunch
- $140 for those on a limited income such as seniors and students, includes lunch
We strive to offer programs like this one as broadly as we can, regardless of ability to pay.
Please consider adding an additional donation during registration or at the event to help share these teachings with as many people as possible.
If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Books: If you are interested in purchasing a copy of In Love with the World to pick up at event check-in, you will have the opportunity during registration. Hardcover books are $27 each. There will be no book sales at the event. Mingyur Rinpoche will not be signing books at this workshop. If you wish to have a book signed, please plan to attend the “In Love with the World” book event on Monday, June 24th at 7:30pm at Powell’s Books. See the Book Signing event info below for details.
Tickets: We will need to scan your ticket at check-in. You can either print the PDF ticket attached to your confirmation email or you can also download the Eventbrite app and show your e-ticket at the door. If you need to change the name for your ticket, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full refunds are available up to seven days prior to the event. To request a refund:
- Sign into the EventBrite account that you created by registering; if you did not create a password during registration you will need to follow the prompts on the EventBrite website to do so.
- Inside your account, navigate to your tickets (top right), click the ‘Request a Refund’ button, and provide the information requested
Additional Events in Portland
Exploring the Nature of Mind: On Monday, June 24 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Lewis and Clark College, Mingyur Rinpoche will share insights and guidance on how to access authentic qualities of our mind’s essential nature. There are pre-requisites for attending. For more information, click here.
Book Signing Event at Powell’s Books: Mingyur Rinpoche will also be speaking at “In Love with the World” book event on Monday, June 24th at 7:30pm in the Pearl Room (on the 3rd floor) of the downtown Powell’s City of Books located at 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland 97209. There is no registration for this event. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, click here.
For more information contact:
Lewis & Clark College, Portland OR, United States