September 11 - December 11, 2024
Intensive Study-Practice Opportunity Guided by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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Study-practice programs in Tibetan Buddhism
Two courses will be offered during Fall, 2024: our flagship Foundations of Buddhist Experience; and Buddhist Experience Level 2. Blending the traditional Vajrayana Buddhist approach of experiential instructions (myong khrid) with contemporary approaches to learning, the Tergar Institute offers rigorous study-practice programs aimed at training students to imbue every aspect of their lives with awareness, love and compassion, and wisdom.
In the Foundations course, we will focus on an overview of the three vehicles using the Ground, Path and Fruition as the organizing framework. This course presents the basis of the Kagyu-Nyingma lineages. Buddhist Experience Level 2 builds on the Foundations course and offers an in-depth look at two elements of the Mahayana: mind training and Madhyamika philosophy.
Using an experiential and applied approach to learning, each of our courses employs a step-by-step meditative curriculum created by Mingyur Rinpoche, close readings of selected texts from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and in-depth exercises in real-world application.
“The Institute provides a transformational learning process of discovering our inner well-being. The path to this discovery begins with conceptual understanding and deepens through direct experience. We then learn to apply our insights in everyday life. This style of learning combines both the intellectual and experiential in order to build healthy habits that inform every aspect of our lives.”
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche