Date(s) - February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Opening the Heart
Joy of Living 2 Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley
and Tergar Facilitator Justin Kelley
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
In this meditation workshop with Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley and Tergar Facilitator 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 workshop includes video teachings by 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 or weeklong residential Joy of Living retreat, 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. While practicing in Burma he ordained temporarily as a Theravada Buddhist monk. In 1994 he was hired as Director of Operations at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), in Barre, MA. Eighteen months later he was appointed Executive Director of IMS and served in that capacity until 2003 when he resigned to pursue further long-term intensive meditation practice.
Edwin first encountered Vajrayana Buddhism in Dharamsala, India in 1993 and became a student of Mingyur Rinpoche in 1998. He 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 a senior instructor, he currently serves as co-executive director 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, February 29 – March 1, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tergar Meditation Center
1621 E Hennepin Ave Ste 210
Minneapolis, MN 55414
- There is ample parking at the back of the Fisk Building or in the parking lot located across 16th Avenue SE to the west of the building. MetroTransit bus routes 3 and 4 have regular service, with stops about ⅓ mile from the center; route 61 operates weekdays/Saturdays with stops along E. Hennepin Ave.
- There are doors on the 16th Avenue SE side or at the back of the building.
- There is an accessible ramp and elevator at the back of the building.
- Here is a link to additional travel information.
Tergar Minneapolis/St. Paul is serious about making our meditation programs accessible to all. We are currently trying a pay-what-you-can registration approach to ensure that anyone who wants to participate is able to do so. You are invited to register at the base rate, a reduced rate, or without a cash payment. If your financial situation allows, in the spirit of interdependence, please consider registering above the base rate in order to support making these teachings as widely accessible as possible. Since Tergar is a registered non-profit, any amount you pay over the suggested level will be tax-deductible as applicable under current law.
If you wish to pay a different amount than our options allow, feel free to select the option “I will pay what I can at the door” and bring any payment amount to the event.
For your convenience, here are the preset options:
- $135 – Base Rate
- $0 – I will pay what I can, if anything, at the door
You will also have the opportunity to make an additional tax-deductible direct donation online prior to finalizing your registration transaction. Your generosity enables Tergar to offer financial assistance to those who might otherwise not be able to attend.
Tergar MSP Events, firstname.lastname@example.org
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you registered at a rate above “I will pay what I can” and cancel after February 19, there will be a $25 administration fee.
Tergar Meditation Center, Minneapolis MN, United States