The Tergar Meditation Community, founded by respected Dharma teacher and master of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, will host an online Dharma event titled “Introduction to the Path of Mahamudra: The Buddhist Practices of Tergar with the Tergar guides” on April 15.
Aimed at anyone who feels drawn to the practice of Buddhism but may not know where to start, and those who wish to gain a better understanding of the Mahamudra tradition, the online webinar aims to explain the path to liberation of Tergar as a first step for those interested. taking this path.
“Mahamudra is known as a quick path to enlightenment, with powerful methods to help us recognize the true nature of our mind. Traditionally, we embark on this path with what we call ngondro or “basic practices”. Tergar's Path of Liberation program uses foundational practices as a container while emphasizing the nature of mind practices,” Tergar said in an announcement shared with BDG.
“This webinar is an introduction and overview of these practices and the two tracks of Tergar’s Path to Liberation: ngondro and Nectar of the Path – a practice composed by Mingyur Rinpoche himself for the Tergar community,” Tergar said.
This course is open to everyone, with translations from English into Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and will be streamed live at the following times:
Auckland: 2 a.m., Sunday April 16
Canberra: 12 p.m., Sunday April 16
Seoul, Tokyo: 23 p.m., Saturday April 15
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei: 22 p.m., Saturday April 15
Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta: 21 p.m., Saturday April 15
India Standard Time: 19:30 p.m., Saturday April 15
Central European Summer Time: 16 p.m., Saturday April 15
Western European Summer Time/GMT: 15 p.m., Saturday April 15
Eastern Daylight Time: 10 p.m., Saturday April 15
Pacific Daylight Time: 7 p.m., Saturday April 15
Click here to register for this event
All phenomena of cyclical existence or transcendence,
Included both in appearance and in spirit,
Have no reality and (therefore)
Get up any way.
(Jamgön Kongtrul Lodro Thaye)
Mingyur Rinpoche, the founder of the Tergar meditation community, which has practice centers and groups around the world, is a renowned teacher and bestselling author whose books include La Joie de Vivre: Unraveling the Secret and Science of Happiness (2007) Joyful Wisdom: Embrace Change and Find Freedom (2009) and Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Fundamental Practices of Tibetan Buddhism (2014)
Born in 1975 in the Himalayan border region between Tibet and Nepal, Mingyur Rinpoche received extensive training in Tibetan Buddhist meditative and philosophical traditions from his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1920-1996), considered the one of the greatest modern Dzogchen masters, then at Sherab Ling Monastery in northern India. After only two years, at the age of 13, Mingyur Rinpoche entered a three-year meditation retreat, then completed a second immediately after, serving as a retreat master. At 23, Rinpoche received full monastic ordination.
Mingyur Rinpoche undertook a solitary four-year wandering retreat through the Himalayas from 2011 to 2015. Recounting how he came to terms with the realities of his ambition to practice as a wandering yogi, Rinpoche revealed that he faced many personal and spiritual challenges, including, at one point, his own mortality. Rinpoche described the years he spent wandering the Himalayas as "one of the best times of my life".*
* Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche returns from a four-year wilderness retreat (BDG) and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche posts a video offering post-retreat information (BDG)