Date(s) - January 3, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Experiential Foundation Buddhist Studies Course
With Abiding Heart Education
Please note: This event is not sponsored by Tergar International. We are listing the event here as a service to Mingyur Rinpoche and the community.
Mingyur Rinpoche and his dedicated team have developed a unique way of learning, understanding, and integrating Buddhism in this experiential, transformational course. Teachers facilitate a process whereby students sharpen their intellectual knowledge and undergo an inner transformation of their thinking, emotions, and behaviors. In Buddhist terms, the aim is to transform body, speech, and mind. Transformative learning goes beyond transmitting knowledge and facts, stressing the internalization and integration of what is learned.
The content of the program explores the view, meditation, and conduct of the Shravakayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana vehicles of Buddhism. The key points of the four Buddhist philosophical schools, from Buddhist materialism to the Middle-Way perspective, are brought to life. The aim is to encourage open-mindedness, curiosity, and the capacity for multi-dimensional understanding. This Foundation Studies course gives equal weight to engaging the head, heart, and doing. Students and teachers co-create a safe environment that encourages risk taking, and provides space in which to make mistakes, ask questions, and creatively relate all that they have absorbed. Arts, crafts, and movement are an integral part of the learning process and serve to ensure the experience is filled with joy and laughter.
The aim is that by the end of the four months, participants have a firm foundation of Buddhist principles and meditation, have nurtured their inner experience of life, and have developed resilience through the arts, crafts, physical activities, and meditation practices.
16 weeks of classes (Monday to Friday) include:
- 175 hours of Buddhist philosophy and history
- 150 hours of guided group meditation and regular bespoke individual sessions
- 140 hours of arts & crafts and movement including drawing, painting, sculpting with clay and stone, wood-carving, weaving, plant dyeing, music, yoga and dance
- Weekly group facilitation
- Pastoral care
- Once a month pilgrimage to Buddhist sacred sites within the Kathmandu valley (at additional cost)
Scholarships might be available for a limited number of seats.
Accommodation on a twin-share basis with full board: US $600 per month
Entry Requirement: Fluency in English
Confirmation of acceptance to the course is subject to successful interview.
Please address enquiries and requests for registration to:
Abiding Heart Education Course Coordinator
George Hughes: admin@AbidingHeart.Education
Abiding Heart Education Director
Dr Meyrav Mor: meyrav@AbidingHeart.Education
Learn more at:
Abiding Heart Education