The Tergar Meditation Community, founded by revered Dharma teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, has announced that Mingyur Rinpoche will embark on a teaching tour of Australia next month, with a series of dates planned in Sydney, Melbourne and Sydney from the 1st to the 10th. December.
“Tergar Australia is delighted to announce Mingyur Rinpoche’s first ever visit to Australia in December 2023,” Tergar said in an announcement shared with BDG. “In this series of intimate events in Sydney and Melbourne, Rinpoche will be joined by instructors Tergar Myoshin and Edwin Kelley. »
Mingyur Rinpoche's Australian program includes several dates for public gatherings:
Events in Sydney
1st December : Beyond Mindfulness: The Essence of Meditation
• A public lecture with Mingyur Rinpoche explaining how to use meditation to approach life's multitude of challenges in a more constructive way.
December 2: Meditation anytime, anywhere
• A new program to make the practice of meditation more accessible and more effective. This is a special in-person hybrid event, presented in collaboration with Tergar Asia, which will also be streamed live from Sydney.
Events in Melbourne
December 8: Beyond yourself: a journey towards connection and well-being• A public lecture in collaboration with the Monash Center for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies, with Mingyur Rinpoche, Professor Monima Chadha and researcher Aydogan Kars, and moderated by ABC host Natasha Mitchell.
December 9-10: Dying Every Day: Meditation, Transformation and Bardos
• An in-person weekend workshop with Mingyur Rinpoche offering practical insights into impermanence, meditation, death, and transformation.
December 9: Wandering but not lost: Film screening• Wandering but not lost will be screened as part of the weekend's activities and will include a discussion with Tashi-La, Mingyur Rinpoche's long-time servant and friend who accompanied him for much of the retreat.
December 10: Family time with Mingyur Rinpoche
• An intimate opportunity for children and families to connect with Mingyur Rinpoche in an informal setting with space for meditation, discussion, questions and laughter.
Click here for more details about the Tergar Australia event
Mingyur Rinpoche, founder of the Tergar Meditation Community, which has centers and practice groups around the world, is a renowned teacher and best-selling author whose books include: The joy of living: discovering the secret and the science of happiness (2007); Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding 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 the meditative and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism from his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1920-1996), considered one of the greatest modern masters of Dzogchen, 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 one immediately after, 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 essence of the Buddha's teachings was that although formal practice can help us develop a direct experience of emptiness, wisdom and compassion, such experiences are meaningless if we cannot apply them to all aspects of our daily lives. For it is in facing the challenges of daily life that we can truly measure our development of calm, insight and compassion.. (Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, 2007)
* Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche returns from a four-year wilderness retreat (BDG) and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche posts a video offering insight into his retreat (BDG)