The Heart of Tantra: Essence

“Simply put, the Vajrayana trains in awareness of the true nature, such that all falsity collapses. When the true nature is revealed, the ability to transcend our constant attachment to ‘self’ spontaneously arises — thus allowing genuine compassion to spontaneously pervade. This is the Vajrayana path of practice.”

— Khandro Rinpoche

ABOUT THE COURSE

In this 8-week course, we will explore the rich practices and principles of the Vajrayana. Tantric Buddhism is considered a swift path to enlightenment. This profound approach to awakening is rooted in the understanding that buddhahood is not a goal to be achieved, but an immanent reality that we can recognize in the present moment.

Various tools are used to bring about this recognition: meditations that employ the imagination and a range of symbolic imagery, embodied exercises that harness the power of our subtle energies, and pith instructions that guide the meditator to a direct experience of the luminous purity of the mind’s true nature.

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COURSE EXCERPT

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

In a world of seemingly increasing isolation and intolerance, learning to recognize the fundamental goodness of ourselves and others is perhaps more important than ever. In this course, Mingyur Rinpoche will introduce us to the essence of the Vajrayana, its views and practices, and how we can apply its wisdom in our modern lives.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • about seeing the true nature of yourself, others, and the world around you
  • about the ground, path, and fruition of the Vajrayana
  • about the development stage
  • about the two divisions of completion stage
  • how buddha nature is present here and now
  • how to meditate on a deity, using the imagination and mantra recitation
  • how to integrate the view of the Vajrayana in your daily life

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?

  • a series of teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche, highlighting key points of the Vajrayana view and practice
  • live events with Mingyur Rinpoche and Tergar guides
  • exclusive interviews with leading Buddhist teachers
  • peer-to-peer forums to discuss the topics

course dates


Registration is open! The course starts September 1, 2022.

who can take this course?


There are no prerequisites for this course. It is appropriate for practitioners of all levels who want to learn more about the Vajrayana.

COURSE CURRICULUM

This course consists of six sections, each clarifying a major theme of the text.

  • Sections

  • Welcome and Overview of the Vajrayana: Mingyur Rinpoche and Tergar guides welcome you to the course and invite you to explore the timeless wisdom of the Vajrayana
  • Section 1: Ground: introduces the ground, what it is, and its three qualities of being empty, luminous, and the union of the two
  • Section 2: Path — Development Stage: provides you with the foundation of development stage practice and why it is important
  • Section 3: Path — Completion Stage with Concept: presents the first division of the completion stage practice, focusing on the subtle body
  • Section 4: Path — Completion Stage without Concept: introduces methods for discovering the buddha within through working directly with the mind
  • Section 5: Path — Sadhana: offers instructions on how to practice the development stage using a sadhana liturgy
  • Section 6: Fruition: helps you understand the result or fruition of the different stages of the Vajrayana
  • Sections 7: Deepening — The Guru Principle reviews the guru principle with a focus on application and synchronous events
  • Sections 8: Deepening — Ground, Path, and Fruition reviews the ground, path, and fruition with a focus on application and synchronous events
  • Conclusion

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Tergar is committed to making the benefits of meditation available to everyone.
To ask about subscription assistance, contact us at [email protected].

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