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 an upcoming free online webinar: “New Year’s Practice Retreat.”
To be conducted on 14 January and open to all, this special program is aimed at helping practitioners to explore their own innate wisdom and to enhance their ability to engage positively with the world.
“Awareness, love and compassion, and wisdom. During this retreat, Tergar guides will focus on three key aspects of practice that help the individual have real, positive, and lasting impact on themselves, their communities, and ultimately the rest of the world,” Tergar shared in an announcement.
This free live event will be live-streamed at the following times:
Auckland: 4:30am, Sunday, 15 January
Canberra: 2:30am, Sunday, 15 January
Seoul, Tokyo: 12:30am, Sunday, 15 January
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei: 11:30pm, Saturday, 14 January
Bangkok, Jakarta: 10:30pm, Saturday, 14 January
India Standard Time: 9pm, Saturday, 14 January
Moscow: 6:30pm, Saturday, 14 January
Central European Time: 16:30pm, Saturday, 14 January
London: 3:30pm, Saturday, 14 January
Eastern Standard Time: 10:30am, Saturday, 14 January
Pacific Standard Time: 7:30am, Saturday, 14 January
The three-hour online retreat will feature: a New Year practice video from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche; two guided practice sessions based on three practices: awareness, love and compassion, or Nectar of the Path; a New Year message from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche; and a special guided meditation video from Mingyur Rinpoche.
“This retreat offers accessible practices that help frame our personal experiences in the context of the new year, world events, and the innate qualities of awareness, love and compassion, and wisdom present in all humans,” Tergar explained. “This course also offers the opportunity to connect with the global Tergar community, and to pledge commitment to yourself and all sentient beings in the upcoming year.” (Tergar)
Click here for full details and to register for the retreat
Mingyur Rinpoche, the founder of the Tergar Meditation Community, which has centers and practice groups across the world, is a renowned teacher and a 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.”*
* Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche Returns from Four-year Wilderness Retreat (BDG) and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche Releases Video Offering Insights Following His Retreat (BDG)
New Year’s Practice Retreat (Tergar)
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