The Tergar Meditation Community, founded by the revered Dharma teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, has announced that Tim McHenry, author, curator, and deputy executive director of New York’s Rubin Museum of Art will present an in-person and online event, “My Meditation Journey with Tim McHenry,” on 23 September, which will explore McHenry’s experiences integrating his contemplative practice with science and art.
“During this free 60-minute conversation . . . Tim McHenry shares insights from his personal journey and his passion for developing interactive museum experiences as a means of heightening self-awareness and well-being. The conversation will be led by Tergar guide Stephanie Wagner,” Tergar shared with BDG.
“Inspired by powerful Buddhist principles, the Rubin Museum’s Mandala Lab—opening in London’s Canary Wharf this September—encourages attendees to explore challenging emotions and to consider how they might have the power to transform them into wisdom.”
“My Meditation Journey with Tim McHenry,” will feature light-hearted discussion intended to empower, to inspire curiosity, and to help practitioners develop self-confidence and joy through healthy habits. McHenry will share his meditation habits and offer accounts of his experiences using art, science, and wisdom to inspire people worldwide. The final segment of the program will feature an open Q&A session when participants may ask their own questions.
Tergar guide Stephanie Wagner, who will lead the event, is a certified health and well-being coach, and a meditator for 20 years. Wagner has studied with some of the world’s most renowned Buddhist teachers, including Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sharon Salzberg, and Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. Within Tergar, she works as a facilitator, a course guide for the Meditation Teacher Program, and a chant leader for the Path of Liberation programs.
“Tim McHenry . . . has been providing visitors to the Rubin Museum of Art with what the Huffington Post has called ‘some of the most original and inspired programs on the arts and consciousness in New York City.’” Tergar explained. “The integration of neuroscience with contemplative practice in the groundbreaking series Brainwave has given rise to such museum experiences of ‘serious play’ such as the Dream-over, the Memory Palace, and The Game of Life.
“His most recent project is the Mandala Lab, which has a permanent site in New York City, and a traveling exhibition which is just about to arrive in London,” Tergar added. “The Mandala Lab installation is the most complete representation of his beliefs in integrating science, Buddhist wisdom traditions, and artistic innovation to emphasize empathetic experiential engagement as a means of heightening self-awareness and well-being.”
This free event is open to everyone and will be live-streamed at the following times:
Auckland: 3am, Sunday, 24 September
Canberra: 12am, Sunday, 24 September
Seoul, Tokyo: 11pm, Saturday, 23 September
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei: 10pm, Saturday, 23 September
Bangkok, Jakarta: 9pm, Saturday, 23 September
New Delhi: 7:30pm, Saturday, 23 September
Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm: 4pm, Saturday, 23 September
London: 3pm, Saturday, 23 September
Montreal, New York: 10am, Saturday, 23 September
Los Angeles, Vancouver: 7am, Saturday, 23 September
Tergar International envisions a world where meditation is a part of everyday life, and peace, joy, and wisdom radiate from within. Their mission is to transform hearts and minds by making the ancient wisdom of meditation, as taught by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, accessible to the modern world(Tergar International)
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the founder of the Tergar Meditation Community, which has centers and practice groups across the world, is renowned as a master of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and as a best-selling author. 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. His 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).
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