Courses

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Intro to Meditation

Meditation awakens us to the joy of the present moment. In these four short teachings, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche explains what meditation is and how to get started. It's not as hard as you think. You don't have to be Buddhist to meditate. You don't even have to be religious. All you need is a sincere desire to open your heart and mind to the present moment.

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Calming the Mind - Joy of Living

Meditation allows us to calm the mind, open the heart, and live more fully in the present moment. In this meditation workshop, we will learn how to transform all experiences, even difficult thoughts and emotions, into sources of joy. With the guidance of Tibetan meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, we will explore the landscape of our experience with mindful awareness, learning how to use the body, sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation.

This course includes experiential teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, guided meditations and moderated discussions with a Tergar instructor, as well as weekly on-the-cushion/off-the-cushion meditation exercises. These teachings are suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators.

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Opening the Heart - Joy of Living

In this six-week course, we will learn how to meditate on loving-kindness and compassion, a profound practice that helps us open our hearts to others and relax the self-centered tendencies that lead to anxiety, dissatisfaction, and suffering. Cultivating loving-kindness and compassion helps us to see the basic goodness that all beings share. By relating to others in an open hearted way, we bring peace to the mind and develop a sense of confidence and purpose. This, in turn, naturally brings harmony to our relationships and enables us to work with challenging situations more effectively.

Each lesson includes experiential teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, as well as guided meditations and moderated discussions with a senior Tergar instructor. The first video—An Introduction to Loving-kindness and Compassion Meditation—will be available as soon as you register.

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Awakening Wisdom - Joy of Living

In this six-week course, we will explore the practice of insight meditation. By bringing our unchallenged beliefs and patterns into the light of awareness, we can see how our rigid ideas often blind us to the richness of our true nature. The wisdom that arises through insight meditation allows us to see our inner experience clearly. This leads to a sense of freedom, well-being, and confidence that is rooted in awareness itself and available to us each and every moment.

Each lesson includes experiential teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, as well as guided meditations and moderated discussions with a senior Tergar instructor. The first video—An Introduction to Insight Meditation—will be available as soon as you register.

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Mingyur Rinpoche's Monthly Teachings

Every month we release a new teaching by Mingyur Rinpoche. These videos address a wide range of topics. In some teachings, he discusses how we can bring meditation into our everyday lives, while in others he explains important Buddhist concepts like impermanence and interdependence. Mingyur Rinpoche’s playful sense of humor and accessible style bring these teachings to life.

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Exploring Buddhism - The Life and Teaching of the Buddha

Though the Buddha lived roughly 2,500 years ago, his life and teachings are as relevant today as ever. The Buddha was born into a life of luxury and privilege, but saw that material prosperity alone cannot solve all of life’s problems. Acutely aware of the chronic dissatisfaction that often plagues the human mind, he devoted his life to understanding the causes of suffering and how to uproot these causes through meditation, insight, and leading a life of non-violence. This class explores the Buddha’s life and his core teachings, showing the relevance of his timeless teachings to the fast-paced lifestyle of the modern world.

This course includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, guided meditations and moderated discussions with a Tergar instructor, as well as weekly on-the-cushion/off-the-cushion meditation exercises. These teachings are suitable for anyone with an interest in Buddhism, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators.

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Vajrayana Online

Vajrayana Online is a groundbreaking program that offers practical teachings on the full-range of Buddhist thought and practice, as well as individual guidance from senior lamas and instructors and the opportunity to connect with a global community of meditators.

A subscription-based online program designed for students of Vajrayana Buddhism, Vajrayana Online is a new virtual space created to explore topics and practices from the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. For those engaged in Ngondro, it is the perfect way to support your practice.

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Ngondro Immersion

The Ngondro Immersion course spans twelve modules and will take you deeply into the underlying principles and practical instructions of the Tibetan Buddhist foundation practices, or ngondro, as they are known in Tibet. We will begin by spending time learning about the key elements of ngondro practice and also about the main figures in the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages. After that, we will dive in and learn about each of the outer and inner ngondro practices. Over the length of the course we will cover all the important aspects of these practices.