About the Vajrayana Online Three Yanas Course

If you want to drink tea, you need a place to put the cup. You need a table, which is the same as the foundation of the Shravaka or Hinayana teachings. You also need the cup to contain the tea, which is the Mahayana attitude. And you need the tea as well—otherwise there is nothing to drink, and you do need a drink. Vajrayana teachings are like the liquid poured into the cup.

- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Enjoy this video by Mingyur Rinpoche from the Three Yanas Course

The Three Yanas Course is available as a part of the Vajrayana Online Program


What is included in this course?

  • Video teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche
  • An in-depth look at the view, meditation, and conduct of the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism
  • 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 Three Yanas Course and other courses in Vajrayana Online including the Ngondro and Nectar of the Path Courses 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 Three Yanas 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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