Date(s) - November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Opening the Heart
Joy of Living 2 Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley
Assisted by Facilitator Justin Kelley
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
In this weekend meditation workshop with Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley, assisted by Justin Kelley, we will learn how meditating on loving-kindness and compassion can open our hearts to the world around us and relax the self-centered tendencies that lead to anxiety, dissatisfaction, and suffering. Cultivating loving-kindness and compassion helps us to see the basic goodness that all beings share. By relating to others in an open-hearted way, we bring peace to the mind and develop a sense of confidence and purpose. This, in turn, naturally brings harmony to our relationships and enables us to work with challenging situations more effectively.
The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, short presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Edwin and Justin, as well as guided meditations and discussion.
This retreat is open to meditators who have previously attended a Calming the Mind: Joy of Living 1 meditation workshop and meet the practice requirements, as well as to those who have practiced meditation regularly for at least three years.
About the Instructor and Facilitator:
Edwin Kelley first became interested in Buddhism in 1975 when he attended a meditation retreat near Perth, Australia. In 1992 went to Burma to undertake a six-month period of intensive retreat with the renowned meditation master Chanmyay Sayadaw. While practicing in Burma he ordained temporarily as a Theravada Buddhist monk. In 1994 he was hired as Director of Operations by one of America’s best known meditation retreat centers, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), in Barre, MA and later was appointed Executive Director of IMS. Edwin has a post graduate diploma in Buddhist Studies from the University of Sunderland in the UK. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Myoshin in 2009 to help establish the global Tergar Meditation Community. In addition to his work as an instructor, he currently serves as co-executive director, and is a board member for Tergar International.
Justin Kelley spent ten years living in India and Nepal, studying the Tibetan language, Hindu and Buddhist philosophical systems, and various meditative approaches. He first became a student of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche in 2007 and has practiced under his guidance ever since. In 2015 he became a PhD student at Rice University in the Department of Religion, where he studies with Dr. Anne C. Klein. His research focuses on the psychophysical transformation that occurs within religious practice, and the ways in which these practices influence our understandings of identity and the world we live in.
Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tergar Meditation Center
1621 E Hennepin Ave Ste 210
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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- Base fee – $135
- Reduced fee for seniors (65+), full-time students – $100
- Repeating Opening the Heart Students – Special rate for those who have previously completed a Joy of Living 2 workshop, either in-person or online – $100
If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider adding a tax-deductible donation to your registration. Your generosity enables Tergar to offer financial assistance to those who might otherwise not be able to attend.
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after October 24, there will be a $25 administration fee.
Tergar Meditation Center, Minneapolis MN, United States