Date(s) - March 9, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meditation, Compassion, and the Essence of Mind
With Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga
New York, New York, USA
A daylong workshop with Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga and translation by Holger Yeshe.
Compassion and wisdom are the basis for the path of awakening. The practice of compassion culminates in the commitment to benefit beings in any way we can. Wisdom manifests as the recognition of pure awareness, an experience that puts us in touch with the very source of unchanging and profound peace. In Tibetan Buddhism, wisdom and compassion are likened to the two wings of a bird, each equally necessary to take flight. Both are developed through the practice of meditation.
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the key point of meditation is to become familiar with awareness, which is the very essence of mind. Discovering this awareness allows us to experience the mind’s natural qualities of ease, warmth, and clarity at any time and in any situation. Khenpo Kunga will show us how to access and expand the natural kindness and compassion that we discover in meditation as the abiding quality of awareness.
Khenpo Kunga’s teachings, always filled with laughter and practical advice, will include explanations of these profound teachings, guided meditations, and periods of discussion. This program is suitable for anyone interested in Buddhism, including both beginners and advanced students.
About Khenpo Kunga
Khenpo Kunga became a monk at a young age and began his education at Tergar monastery, where he studied the rituals, prayers, and other traditional practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. At fifteen, he participated in a traditional three-year meditation retreat. Following this period of intense meditation practice, he entered the renowned Dzongsar monastic college near Dharamsala in Northwest India. Khenpo studied there for eleven years and received his Khenpo degree (equivalent to a PhD). Read more…
Holger Yeshe has been practicing meditation since 1999. He has been a student of Mingyur Rinpoche since 2005. He ordained as a monk in 2010 and has been primarily focusing on studying the Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy. He has been a co-leader of Tergar groups in Nepal, Germany, and Dharamsala, India.
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Shinnyo Center
19 W 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Program fee: $95
Program fee for those on a limited income: $75
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Note: Khenpo Kunga will also be giving a public talk on March 8, Open Mind, Spacious Mind. Click here to view.
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after February 27, there will be a $25 administration fee.
Shinnyo Center, New York City NY, United States