The Tergar Meditation Community, founded by the respected Dharma teacher and master of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, has announced a new online Dharma workshop in June titled “Leading with Compassion and Wisdom,” and featuring: Mingyur Rinpoche; Bill George, an executive fellow at Harvard Business School; and Ya Ping Chang, president and founder of WOW Nutrition and chairman of Grupo Brasfanta in Brazil.
“In this workshop, renowned leaders Mingyur Rinpoche, Bill George, and Ya Ping Chang will share insights from their own life journeys and the practical tools they use to strengthen these essential skills,” Tergar shared with BDG. “Their guidance will illuminate how everyone has the potential to lead and how we can use meditation, self-inquiry, and supportive relationships to tap into our full potential to lead with wisdom and compassion.”
The two-day workshop will cover topics such as: how awareness, compassion, and wisdom are crucial for effective leadership; how meditation, self-inquiry, and dialogue can strengthen awareness, compassion, and wisdom; and practical ways to strengthen and improve leadership qualities. There will be presentations from each of the three guests; opportunities for discussion and dialogue; and guided meditation and self-reflection.
Tergar explained: “How do we tap our full potential to lead in these uncertain times? The growing challenges we face as a species play out in both our personal and professional lives, calling us to navigate the turmoil of the 21st century with wisdom and compassion. But how do we embody wisdom and compassion? Growing evidence suggests that these qualities are skills that can be learned and cultivated, as we will explore in this workshop.”
“Leading with Compassion and Wisdom” will be live-streamed on 2–3 June, and is suitable for everyone with an interest in leadership.
The challenges we face in the 21st century call for a new form of leadership. It is no longer enough to be an expert and have all the answers. To lead effectively, we need to embody wisdom and compassion in every aspect of our lives.— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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 and 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.”*
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