Date(s) - March 15, 2016 - March 17, 2016
Exploring the Nature of Mind:
Heart Advice on the Path of Awakening
Teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
in Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya, India
True freedom of mind is something we can discover for ourselves through the practice of meditation. In Tibetan Buddhism, the most direct and powerful way to experience this inner freedom is by exploring the nature of awareness, a journey that puts us in touch with a source of equanimity, wisdom, and compassion that we can access anytime and anywhere.
This teaching presents a rare opportunity to receive in-depth guidance on the nature of mind from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. The nature of mind teachings are drawn from the paths of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, the most profound meditative teachings of the Kagyü and Nyingma Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. In addition to teachings on the nature of mind, Mingyur Rinpoche will also offer teachings on the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism (ngöndro), a set of meditations that help undo habits and patterns that keep us from recognizing our true nature.
The teachings given at this retreat provide the transmissions needed to begin formal Buddhist practice in the Tergar Community, including “pointing out” teachings on the nature of mind, refuge vows (the vows to formally enter the Buddhist path), and the transmissions to begin practicing the Tibetan Buddhist foundational practices (ngondro).
This retreat is open to those who are interested in practicing Buddhism and who already have a strong background in meditation practice (see prerequisites below).
If you would like to attend this teaching, you need to meet at least one of these requirements:
1) Have attended all three Joy of Living levels and completed the practice requirements
2) Have previously attended the Path of Liberation Level I or Mahamudra Level I with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and completed its practice requirements or will complete them prior to the retreat.
3) Have completed the full preliminary practices (the 4 x 100,000 ngöndro).
4) Have received pointing out teachings from a qualified Buddhist lineage holder (a tulku or rinpoche).
5) Have had a daily meditation practice for at least five years and attended either group or solitary practice retreats (with 6+ hours of formal meditation practice each day) under the guidance of a Buddhist teacher for a total of at least thirty days.
6) Have attended at least the first three years of Tai Situ Rinpoche’s Mahamudra teachings on the Ocean of Certainty.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 15-17, 2016
The timing of the teachings will be provided closer to the event.
The teachings are offered free of charge.
Donations are gratefully accepted.
Lunch (optional) will be offered for a fee. (Detailed information to follow.)
Please note that accommodations will not be available at Tergar Monastery. Participants are kindly asked do their own booking. March is the off season in Bodhgaya so there will be plenty of rooms available. A list of local hotels and guest houses will be provided in the info pack that we will be sending to registrants closer to the event.
Online registration is now closed for this event.
On-site registration and check-in:
9-11 March from 9 am to 12 pm
11 March also from 2 pm to 5 pm
From 12th March every day from 1 pm to 1:45 pm.
Important: please bring a copy of your passport and visa with you!
Holger Yeshe, email@example.com
Tergar Monastery, Belsar, Bodhgaya Bihar, India