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 "Path of Liberation Level 1: Mind Creates Reality ”, a four-day event online retreat starting April 29.
"Training on the path to liberation forms the core of Mingyur Rinpoche's Vajrayana teachings," Tergar noted in an announcement shared with BDG. “In this program, Mingyur Rinpoche will present the central practices of this training, as well as teachings on the nature of the mind and the liturgical practice that Rinpoche composed, Nectar of the Path. This inspiring practice manual provides a comprehensive overview of the path in a daily practice format and includes topics such as refuge, bodhicitta, loving-kindness and compassion, guru yoga, and the nature of mind.
From April 29 to May 2, the program includes live teachings, question-and-answer sessions and practice sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche, teaching sessions with Lama Trinley, question-and-answer sessions with Tergar guides and a group meditation. The teaching topics of this retreat include instructions on stillness, movement and awareness in preparation for the nature of mind, the first of four instructions pointing to the Path of Liberation, as well as instructions on how to practice within the framework of the Nectar du Chemin.
“If you want to start practicing meditation under the guidance of Mingyur Rinpoche, following the tradition of the nature of mind, the methods taught in this program represent the core of the Buddhist path and are the entry point to Mahamudra. “Tergar explained. “They will promote your ability to recognize consciousness and stabilize that recognition, open your heart and see reality more clearly. »
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It's not that we are pure in the depths of our being, but somehow, on the surface, everything is messed up. On the contrary, we are pure inside and out. Even our most dysfunctional habits are manifestations of this basic goodness.
— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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)