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Online Dharma: Mingyur Rinpoche to Lead Year-Long Transmission on Buddhist Psychology 

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The Tergar Meditation Community, founded by the revered Dharma teacher and master of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, has announced that Rinpoche will lead a year-long transmission on the theme “Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained.” Rinpoche’s transmission will begin with special public teaching on the Abhidharma on 3 August.

“The Buddhist way of studying the psychology of the mind is called Abhidharma. This profound way of looking into and classifying the mind enables us to deepen our understanding of how consciousness operates and eventually recognize our true nature, which is beyond thoughts, emotions, and perceptions,” Tergar explained in an announcement shared with BDG.

“[This special public teaching on 3 August] is dedicated to giving an overview of Abhidharma and, in particular, the great Indian master Vasubandhu and his famous text, The Treasury of Abhidharma, which is at the heart of the foundational teachings of the Buddhist tradition. This event marks the beginning of Tergar’s 2024–25 Transmission, ‘Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained,’ a series of online courses and retreats with Mingyur Rinpoche on Abhidharma.”

The event program features an introduction to Abhidharma, including the view and practices, as well as an overview of Rinpoche’s upcoming transmission: “Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained.”

Mingyur Rinpoche’s public talk on Buddhist psychology will be conducted in English, with interpretation into Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, and will be live-streamed at the following times:

Auckland: 2am, Sunday, 4 August
Canberra: 12am, Sunday, 4 August
Seoul, Tokyo: 11pm, Saturday, 3 August
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei: 10pm, Saturday, 3 August
Bangkok, Jakarta: 9pm, Saturday, 3 August
New Delhi: 7:30pm, Saturday, 3 August
Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm: 4pm, Saturday, 3 August
London: 3pm, Saturday, 3 August
Montreal, New York: 10am, Saturday, 3 August
Los Angeles, Vancouver: 7am, Saturday, 3 August

Click here for full details and to register

“If you are interested in psychology and the workings of the human mind, the Abhidharma teachings offer you the Buddhist approach to awakening and methods for uprooting the causes of suffering,” Tergar remarked. “The teaching would benefit both Buddhist and non-Buddhist students, and is open for everyone.

“Suffering is a terribly real theme of our times. The Abhidharma teachings can help us find relief from stress, anxiety, and other forms of suffering and free us from the mental habits and emotional patterns that cause us to suffer in the first place.”

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Mingyur Rinpoche, the founder of the Tergar Meditation Community, which has centers and practice groups across the world, is a renowned teacher and best-selling author whose books include: The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret & Science of Happiness (2007); Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom (2009); and Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation 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 (1920–96), considered one of the greatest modern Dzogchen masters, and subsequently at Sherab Ling Monastery in northern India. After just two years, at the age of 13, Mingyur Rinpoche entered a three-year meditation retreat and then completed a second immediately afterward, serving as retreat master. At 23, Rinpoche received full monastic ordination.

Mingyur Rinpoche famously undertook a four-year solitary wandering retreat through the Himalaya from 2011–15. In recounting how he came to terms with the realities of his ambition to practice in the manner of a wandering yogi, Rinpoche revealed that he confronted many personal and spiritual challenges—including, at one point, his own mortality. Rinpoche has described the years he spent wandering in the Himalaya as “one of the best periods of my life.”*

Any attempt to capture the direct experience of the nature of mind in words is impossible. The best that can be said is that it is immeasurably peaceful and, once stabilized through repeated experience, virtually unshakable. It’s an experience of absolute well-being that radiates through all physical, emotional and mental states—even those that might ordinarily be labeled as unpleasant. — Mingyur Rinpoche

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Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained, with Mingyur Rinpoche (Terger)
Tergar Asia

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