The Tergar meditation community, founded by respected Dharma teacher and master of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, announced a new online Dharma workshop in June titled “Leading with Compassion and Wisdom,” and featuring: Mingyur Rinpoche; Bill George, executive fellow of Harvard Business School; and Ya Ping Chang, president and founder of WOW Nutrition and president of Grupo Brasfanta in Brazil.
“In this workshop, renowned leaders Mingyur Rinpoche, Bill George, and Ya Ping Chang will share insights into their own life journeys and the practical tools they use to strengthen these critical skills,” Tergar shared with BDG. “Their guidance will illuminate how everyone has the potential to lead and how we can use meditation, self-inquiry and supportive relationships to fully tap into our leadership potential with wisdom and compassion. »
The two-day workshop will cover topics such as: how awareness, compassion and wisdom are crucial for effective leadership; how meditation, introspection and dialogue can enhance awareness, compassion and wisdom; and practical ways to strengthen and improve leadership qualities. There will be presentations from each of the three guests; opportunities for discussion and dialogue; and guided meditation and self-reflection.
Tergar explained, “How do we fully tap into our leadership potential in these uncertain times? The growing challenges we face as a species manifest in both our personal and professional lives, calling us to navigate the turmoil of the 21st century with wisdom and compassion. But how do you embody wisdom and compassion? A growing body of evidence suggests that these qualities are skills that can be learned and cultivated, as we will explore in this workshop.
“Leading with Compassion and Wisdom” will air live June 2-3 and is suitable for anyone interested in leadership.
The challenges we face in the XNUMXst century call for a new form of leadership. It is no longer enough to be an expert and have all the answers. To lead effectively, we must embody wisdom and compassion in all aspects of our lives.
— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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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)