Date(s) - June 7, 2019 - June 13, 2019
Exploring the Nature of Mind: Deepening Recognition
Path of Liberation Transmission 3 & 4
Plus Dreaming, Dying, and Awareness: Teachings on the Bardos
Teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
This retreat is for those who have already attended and completed the practice requirements for Path of Liberation levels 1 and 2. Registration is expected to open in late January 2019.
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 Path of Liberation retreat presents a special opportunity to receive in-depth teachings from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche on the nature of mind, drawn from the path of Mahamudra, the most profound meditative teachings of the Kagyü School of Tibetan Buddhism.
Transmission 3 & 4: Deepening Recognition
This series of teachings goes further into the unique lineage of nature of mind practice taught by Mingyur Rinpoche and includes the instructions for the third and fourth levels of the Path of Liberation. Rinpoche will offer the third and fourth “pointing out” teachings that help deepen our recognition of the nature of mind.
Transmission 3 & 4: Deepening Recognition is open to all those who have received the first and second pointing out instructions from either Mingyur Rinpoche or Khenpo Kunga and who have:
- Attended the Path of Liberation transmissions 1 and 2
- Completed the nature of mind practice homework for Path of Liberation Levels 1 and 2 (see pages 4 and 5 of What is the Path of Liberation?)
If you have any questions about what transmission you are qualified to attend, or if you were practicing an earlier version of Rinpoche’s path and want to see how your practice fits with the current Path of Liberation, please email email@example.com.
Dreaming, Dying and Awareness: Teachings on the Bardos
For those who meet the requirements for Path of Liberation Transmission 3 & 4, Mingyur Rinpoche will also offer teachings on the intermediate states known in Tibetan Buddhism as the bardos. Each of these six forms of experience (the state of meditation, the dream state, the state of deep sleep, the death process, the interval between death and rebirth, and the process of rebirth) presents a unique chance to discover the heart of enlightenment in the midst of the present moment. Rinpoche will also teach on the practice of meditation to prepare the mind for death, basing his instructions on his own near-death experience while on wandering retreat.
The daily schedule will include teaching sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche as well as six to eight hours of meditation per day (practiced in twenty- to thirty-minute sessions). The retreat will also include periods of silence, group discussions, and opportunities to have individual interviews with Tergar Lamas and Instructors.
Yongey 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, 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. In early June 2011, Mingyur Rinpoche walked out of his monastery in Bodhgaya, India and began a ‘wandering retreat’ through the Himalayas and the plains of India that lasted four and a half years. When not attending to the monasteries under his care in India and Nepal, Rinpoche spends time each year traveling and teaching worldwide. Read more…
This event is concurrent with Exploring the Nature of Mind: Recognizing Pure Awareness (Path of Liberation Transmission 1 & 2). Additional details on cost, accommodations, etc. are forthcoming.
University of St. Thomas, St Paul MN, United States