Dharma Online: Tergar Becomes Premier of 'Anytime, Anywhere Meditation' with Mingyur Rinpoche

- through Henry Oudin

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Image courtesy of Tergar International

The Tergar meditation community, founded by respected Dharma teacher and master of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, has announced the upcoming live launch of a new Dharma program with Mingyur Rinpoche, "Anytime Anywhere Meditation which premieres June 30 from Edinburgh, Scotland.

This special event can be attended in person in Edinburgh and will be broadcast live worldwide for international attendees. The workshop aims to integrate traditional wisdom into contemporary practices by dismantling preconceptions of meditation as a rigid pursuit with elusive goals. This modern approach to meditation includes tools to reveal one's innate qualities of awareness, love, compassion and wisdom.

"Anytime Anywhere Meditation is an essential new program to make the practice of meditation accessible and effective," Tergar explained in an announcement for the event. “This workshop, the official launch of the program, will be taught by Mingyur Rinpoche himself and will focus on the transformative effect of meditation. »

Mingyur Rinpoche will join the organization of this three-day transformational workshop, from June 30 to July 2, by 17 world-renowned experts.

“The official launch of the program will feature a special opening event on June 30 with Matthieu Ricard,” explained Tergar. “Other special guests include Gelong Thubten, Dr. Mark Williams, Richard Davidson, Vidyamala Burch OBE, Wendy Garling, Ruth Ormston, Ebi Atawodi, Dr. Cortland Dahl, Luke Doherty, and more. »

This new program, which is open to both experienced and new practitioners, will include guidance from Mingyur Rinpoche and expert guest speakers, guided meditations, panel discussions and group discussions. Simultaneous translation will be available from English into Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Recordings of the teaching sessions and panel discussions will be available to all attendees for a limited time after the event.

“Anytime Anywhere Meditation is a new program aimed at making ancient wisdom accessible to modern people facing challenges in their lives,” Tergar told BDG.

“With a reputedly light-hearted approach, Rinpoche will share methods that will help us discover our innate qualities. He will show us that meditation is not rigid and that we don't have to change ourselves to be happy, we just need to discover what we already have inside.

Click here for more details on online participation

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Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Image courtesy of Tergar International

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: The joy of living: unlocking the secret and the 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".*

The mind is the source of all experience, and by changing the direction of the mind we can change the quality of everything we experience..

(Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, 102)

* Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche returns from a four-year wilderness retreat (BDG) and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche posts a video offering post-retreat information (BDG)

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Henry Oudin

Henry Oudin is a Buddhist scholar, spiritual adventurer and journalist. He is a passionate seeker of the depths of Buddhist wisdom, and travels regularly to learn more about Buddhism and spiritual cultures. By sharing his knowledge and life experiences on Buddhist News, Henry hopes to inspire others to embrace more spiritual and mindful ways of living.

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