Date(s) - November 17, 2018 - November 18, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Training the Heart and Mind
With Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga
Translated by Justin Kelley
Tergar Minneapolis / St. Paul
The Tibetan Buddhist practice of Mind Training, known in Tibet as Lojong, is a powerful set of meditations and practical instructions for transforming the heart and mind. The Mind Training lineage contains some of the most-cherished teachings of the Buddhist tradition. The hallmark of this approach is its emphasis on using the ups and downs of daily life as opportunities to open the heart and gain insight into the workings of the mind.
The Mind Training teachings have been passed down from teacher to student for more than a thousand years in Tibet and continue to be widely taught and practiced today. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other great masters frequently offer instructions from this tradition, extolling the profound simplicity of its teachings and its power to open the heart and transform the mind.
This retreat offers an opportunity to explore the Seven Point Mind Training, one of the most treasured teachings of the Mind Training lineage. Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga will offer practical explanations of the Mind Training practice, as well as guided meditations and discussion.
Both beginning and experienced meditators are welcome to attend.
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 entered an extended meditation retreat and spent three years mastering the profound contemplative practices of the Kagyü lineage. Following this period of intense meditation practice, he entered the renowned Dzongsar monastic college near Dharamsala in Northwest India. After studying there for eleven years and receiving his Khenpo degree (roughly equivalent to a PhD), he taught at Dzongsar college for three additional years. Khenpo Kunga’s primary teacher is Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, though he has studied with many other revered masters as well. In recent years, Khenpo Kunga has taught in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States as one of the main teachers for the worldwide network of Tergar monasteries, meditation centers, and meditation groups.
About the Translator:
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 17-18, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tergar Minneapolis / St. Paul
1621 E Hennepin Ave, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Program fee: $135
Senior (65+) and Full Time Student: $100
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