About the Nectar of the Path Course


"Wherever you are, whatever you do, it’s essential to acknowledge your experience as something ordinary, the natural expression of your true mind. If you don’t try to stop whatever is going on in your mind, but merely observe it, eventually you’ll begin to feel a tremendous sense of relaxation, a vast sense of openness within your mind –which is in fact the natural mind, the naturally unperturbed background against which various thoughts come and go."

- Mingyur Rinpoche

Nectar of the Path is a concise liturgy composed by Mingyur Rinpoche to distill the key points of the Buddhist path as a reminder for daily practice. Each module includes teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche, detailed practice instructions, readings and suggestions for study, as well as webinars and short introductions from Senior Tergar Instructors.

Enjoy this video excerpt by Mingyur Rinpoche from the Nectar of the Path Course

The Nectar of the Path Course is available as a part of the Vajrayana Online Program

What is included in this course?

  • Video teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Teachings modules covering topics on The Four Thoughts, Refuge, Bodhicitta, and Guru Yoga
  • Guided instruction on the specifics of how to practice Nectar of the Path
  • Traditional and contemporary readings from the lineage masters and modern teachers
  • Audio introductions from Senior Tergar Instructors
  • Recordings of course webinars with Mingyur Rinpoche and the Instructors
  • Optional individual practice interviews
  • A forum to discuss practice and ask questions

How much does it cost?

The Nectar of the Path and other courses in Vajrayana Online including the Ngondro Course are included as part of your monthly subscription to Vajrayana Online for as long as you remain subscribed. Visit Vajrayana Online to learn more.

When does it start?

This course is ongoing as a self-study course, you can start at any time.

How do I participate?

Since this course is part of the Vajrayana Online program, you must meet the Vajrayana Online requirements, as follows:

"This program is open to those who have received both ngondro transmission and pointing out instructions from a qualified lineage holder of either the Kagyu or Nyingma traditions. Tergar students receive these instructions and transmissions at all Path of Liberation retreat, including our annual St. Johns and winter retreats".

For questions about the qualifications please contact Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted at tim@tergar.org.

If you meet these qualifications and enroll in the Vajrayana Online program, you can access this Nectar of the Path course at no additional cost.

In order to subscribe to Vajrayana Online, you must first be a member of Tergar Learning Community.

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