Date(s) - May 25, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dying Every Day
Meditation, Transformation, and the Bardos
With Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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.
Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase Rinpoche’s book during online registration but not at the event; read more details below.
Note: Mingyur Rinpoche will also lead an evening book talk with Dr. Richard Davidson, In Love with the World (linked here), on Friday, May 24 at Monona Terrace.
May 25, 9:30am—5:30pm
Registration opens at 8:45 a.m. Please arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. to check in, collect your book if you ordered one during registration, and get settled.
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Hall of Ideas Room on Level 4
Base: $150 — This covers the cost of the program
Sponsor: $225 — This level allows us to offer a reduced price to those on a limited income
Reduced: $120 — Reduced fee for those with limited income
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Attendees will have an option to purchase a hardcover copy of In Love With the World for $27 during the online registration process only. Books will be handed out at the event check-in.
- There will be no book signing opportunity at this workshop. If you wish to have a book signed, please plan to attend the evening book event on May 24th (linked here), also at Monona Terrace.
- Books will not be sold at the event.
Parking is available in the Monona Terrace parking garage for a flat fee of $5 for the entire day (Saturday). Parking near the Capitol will be in short supply due to the farmer’s market on the Square.
Lunch is not provided, but there will be plenty of time during the 90-minute lunch break to visit nearby restaurants (downtown restaurant map linked here) or food trucks at the ‘Saturday Market’ at the Capitol Square. You may also bring a bagged lunch to consume on the Monona Terrace rooftop (rooftop restaurant will also be open, weather-permitting) or at a table inside.
Full refunds are available up to seven days prior to the event. After May 18th, no refund is available. 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.
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…
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison WI, United States