In mid-March of this year, Mingyur Rinpoche gave his first large public teaching since returning from his wandering retreat. Held at Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya, 559 people from 43 different countries traveled to India to take part in a set of teachings, one offered for Joy of Living students, and the other for people who have taken the Buddhist path; 365 students participated in both programs.
Rinpoche introduced new practices that he created based on his own practice during his four-and-a-half-year retreat. He taught a variety of breathing exercises, stretches, and what he called "Five Senses Yoga," practices that are beneficial and nourishing for one's body and mind.
His Holiness the Karmapa, who at that time was still residing in Tergar Monastery, visited the teachings and expressed his joy over Rinpoche's return and teachings.
Mingyur Rinpoche will be teaching in cities around the world in 2016, and may be coming to an area near you. For the most up-to-date information about Rinpoche’s teaching schedule, please visit tergar.org/tour.