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 it will host a free online teaching by the esteemed lama Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. The public teaching will be held on 18 November on the theme “Mahamudra: A Simple Path for a Busy Life.”
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s live teaching will provide an understanding of: Mahamudra—known as a swift path to enlightenment, helping practitioners recognize the true nature of the mind; why Mahamudra is relevant today; how we can practice the Mahamudra teachings; and how Mahamudra can guide practitioners in recognizing their true nature.
“At the heart of the Vajrayana tradition is the path of Mahamudra,” Tergar said in an announcement shared with BDG. “Mahamudra has been practiced throughout centuries by men and women from all walks of life, leading them to the direct realization of their own true nature. During this event, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will bring the Mahamudra teachings alive, helping us to understand how we, like the men and women who have walked before us, can use these profound teachings to connect with who we truly are and recognize the buddha within.”
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a master of the Kagyu school of Vajrayana Buddhism. Born in 1952 in the traditional region of Kham in eastern Tibet, Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa as the incarnation of a tulku of Ringu Monastery. Over the course of his formal education, he studied with some of the most revered and distinguished masters of the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions, among them: Thrangu Rinpoche; Dodrupchen Rinpoche; Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche; and the Gyalwang Karmapa.
In 1997, he founded the international Dharma organization Bodhicharya to preserve and transmit the Buddhist teachings, and to promote intercultural dialogues as well as educational and social projects.
Rinpoche is the author of a number of books in Tibetan and European languages, including: Path to Buddhahood: Teachings on Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation (Shambhala Publications, 2003); The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great (Shambhala Publications, 2006); and Daring Steps Towards Fearlessness: The Three Vehicles of Buddhism (Snow Lion Publications, 2005).
“Are you interested in beginning to connect with who you truly are? Have you heard about the realized master yogis and yoginis from the past and wondered what they were practicing? If so, this event is an ideal opportunity to learn from a deeply revered lineage holder, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche,” Tergar emphasized. (Tergar)
This free event is open to everyone and will be live-streamed at the following times:
Auckland: 4am, Sunday, 19 November
Canberra: 2am, Sunday, 19 November
Seoul, Tokyo: 12am, Sunday, 19 November
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei: 11pm, Saturday, 18 November
Bangkok, Jakarta: 10pm, Saturday, 18 November
New Delhi: 8:30pm, Saturday, 18 November
Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm: 4pm, Saturday, 18 November
London: 3pm, Saturday, 18 November
Montreal, New York: 10am, Saturday, 18 November
Los Angeles, Vancouver: 7am, Saturday, 18 November
The teaching will feature interpretation into Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, and will be followed by a Q&A session.
The Tibetan word for buddha is sangye and this word is very evocative. It means “awakened and blossoming.” What awakens and grows within us is not a new or different intelligence. It is not something that we have never known before. It is the realization of what we already know, our true nature. — Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
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