Date(s) - June 14, 2020 - June 17, 2020
Recognizing the Buddha Within
Teachings on the Practice of White Tara
Teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The University of St. Thomas
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Registration is not yet open for this event. We expect to open registration at the end of January 2020. Tergar email list subscribers will receive a notification when registration opens. To sign up for the Tergar email list, use the form in the left-hand column of this page.
The Vajrayana path offers many powerful methods to help us recognize our awakened nature. Development stage practices elicit this recognition by harnessing the power of the imagination. In this style of practice, we imagine ourselves to be a fully awakened buddha, surrounded by other enlightened beings and inhabiting a pure realm. This process undermines our habit of seeing ourselves and the world as impure and opens our minds to a vision of the world’s richness and beauty.
In this Path of Liberation Level 5 retreat, Mingyur Rinpoche will teach an important development stage practice based on White Tara, who represents the feminine qualities of the awakened heart. Rinpoche will offer practical instructions and important transmissions for this practice, including advanced nature of mind instructions and guidance on working with the imagination and mantra recitation in meditation practice.
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…
The daily schedule will include teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche and 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.
Because these teachings and practices build on each other, deepening our experience and understanding, there are requirements before attending the next level of teachings. Transmission 5: Recognizing the Buddha Within is open to those individuals who have fully completed the practice requirements of Path of Liberation levels 1 through 4. (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55105
The University of St. Thomas is situated in Saint Paul about halfway between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul, just a few blocks from the Mississippi River. The closest major airport is Minneapolis/Saint Paul International (MSP) – seven miles or a 20-minute taxi drive away.
Residential and commuter options will be available. More details about rooming options and costs will be added when registration is open.
University of St. Thomas, St Paul MN, United States