Kathmandu Retreats 2024

with Mingyur Rinpoche

Experience Timeless Wisdom in an Authentic Environment

For The First Time Ever

Receive key teachings on Mahamudra and Dzogchen from the Dorje Drolö cycle in person at Osel Ling Monastery — the vibrant spiritual core of the Tergar lineage and the home and monastic seat of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Being in this special place and in the presence of the living teacher helps us beyond the understanding level and truly experience the wisdom of the teachings.

Located in Kathmandu, Nepal, the monastery is a place of inspiration, study, and contemplation for over 300 monks who live, study, meditate and debate together.

About Mingyur Rinpoche

Mingyur Rinpoche is a world-renowned meditation teacher with personal experience of anxiety and panic attacks, which he suffered from throughout his childhood and into his teenage years, when he learned to transform his panic through meditation.

Born in Nepal in 1975, Mingyur Rinpoche began to study meditation as a young boy with his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, himself a well-respected Buddhist teacher.

As a child he became interested in contemporary science through conversations with scientists who were visiting his father, and as he grew older he began to collaborate with neuroscientists and psychologists, including Richard Davidson and Antoine Lutz at the University of Wisconsin, on research projects that study the effects of meditation on the brain and the mind.

Retreats in Kathmandu with Mingyur Rinpoche

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Path of Liberation Levels 1 & 2: Mind Creates Reality & Mind and Emptiness Retreat

May 31-June 5

Mingyur Rinpoche will introduce us to the first and second pointing out instructions. He will also bestow the White Tara empowerment and refuge ceremony.

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Tilopa’s Song of Realization: Stabilizing the Recognition of Mahamudra

June 7-10

Completing the 2023/24 transmission on Tilopa’s Ganges Mahamudra, Rinpoche will guide us through the seventh topic of the root text and how to stabilize the recognition of the nature of our mind.

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Dorje Drolö: The Foundational Practices

June 13-16

For the first time, Mingyur Rinpoche will teach the cycle of Dorje Drolö — the wrathful manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. He will teach us about the lineage and history of the cycle, and offer instructions on the foundational practices of Dorje Drolö.

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Dzogchen Teachings from Flight of the Garuda for Path of Liberation 5 Students

June 19-20

Mingyur Rinpoche will offer deepening instructions on the nature of mind, teaching the text The Flight of the Garuda by the 18th-century Dzogchen yogi Shabkar.

Please note that some events have prerequisites for attendance:

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Flights & Visa

Information will be provided about flights & all types of visas available in Nepal, so you can find out the one applicable to you, and accordingly adjust your stay.

Complete Itinerary

We have created a complete, standard itinerary for your entire trip to Kathmandu, including your internal/external travel, weather information, food & drink, health etc.

Domestic Travel

We've taken proper care to mention how to get to the monastery from the airport and the various modes of transportation available along with recommendations.

Hotel Bookings

We have listed down various types of accommodations available around the Osel Ling monastery, including location, and information about approximate prices.

Register Your Interest

Register your interest here to stay updated on opening up of registrations for specific Kathmandu retreats, and the various upcoming info webinar sessions where you get a chance to clarify all your doubts regarding these retreats and associated logistics.

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Join us for a profound spiritual journey with Mingyur Rinpoche at Tergar Osel Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2024.

Embrace this rare opportunity to deepen your understanding of Buddhist teachings right at their source. Register your interest now and we will be sure to inform you when the bookings open for the various retreats.

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Students Share Their Kathmandu Experience

“My experience with Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings in  Kathmandu has been profound, revealing meditation as a powerful tool to navigate life’s challenges. Rinpoche’s guidance has been very impactful in maintaining focus and fostering clarity and peace.

What I love about Rinpoche is not only his profound teachings but also his ability to infuse humor into discussions on complex issues. His gift of simplifying profound concepts makes the teachings accessible and relatable.

Mingyur Rinpoche’s sense of humor creates an inviting atmosphere, turning the exploration of meditation and its benefits into a joyful experience.

Grateful for the impact, I am fortunate to have Mingyur Rinpoche as a guiding light on this path towards personal growth.”

Katherine Demsky (Kathmandu, Nepal)

“Visiting Tergar Osel Ling Monastery feels like returning to my spiritual home, where even the walls seem to offer guidance. It’s an ideal location for a retreat, combining the tranquil beauty of the monastery with the presence of a living teacher. This experience has been truly transformative and more impactful for me personally than being near my laptop.

I’m eagerly anticipating joining the program in Nepal to gain further inspiration and wisdom to continue progressing on my spiritual journey.”

Masha Primachenko (Moscow, Russia)

“Dharma seems to influence every aspect of life in Nepal. Being in the presence of Buddhist masters and participating in community practices was a special experience. The kindness of the Nepalese people stood out, as illustrated by a minor traffic accident witnessed in Kathmandu. Despite the situation, a policewoman handled it with humor and genuine concern for everyone involved, ensuring their well-being.

The conversation shifted to the Spanish tourist involved in the accident, with warm and friendly questions about his origins and soccer fandom and if he was doing fine in Nepal. This exchange highlighted the friendliness and kindness of the Nepalese people.

These moments of unexpected kindness and interest in others enrich travel experiences and leave lasting impressions. “

Luis Oliveira (Lisbon, Portugal)

An experience of a lifetime

The opportunity of receiving these special teachings in person from Mingyur Rinpoche at his home, the Tergar Osel Ling Monastery, along with hundreds of its resident monks does not come often. Don’t miss out.

It is a safe, beautiful place to deepen your practice and grow spiritually.

Got questions? Register your interest and sign up for a live webinar to get answers.

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