Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche will offer over two weeks of teachings, transmitting the pith instructions in regard to awareness, love and compassion, and wisdom. These intimate sessions will provide opportunities to engage with Rinpoche directly, deepening your study and practice.
Each week will include classes with monastic and international professors, group practice sessions, intimate small group discussions, guided meditation sessions, experiential learning exercises, and personal time to study and practice.
Each day will begin with meditation, ensuring that we stay grounded in our experience and avoid being trapped in solely intellectual understanding. In the morning and afternoons, there will be sessions with Institute faculty and staff, sequenced to help you best understand the teachings we are exploring.
Excursions & Pilgrimage
Throughout our time together, we will venture out into the Kathmandu Valley and beyond. Excursions will be socially-engaged service periods in which we work with local organizations in order to put the teachings into practice. Pilgrimages will take us to sacred sites throughout the Kathmandu Valley. Locations include Yanglesho (or Pharping), where Padmasambhava attained the state of Mahamudra Vidhyadhara; Boudhanath, the ancient stupa and epicenter of Tibetan culture in Nepal; and Namo Buddha, where the Buddha-to-be sacrificed his body to an emaciated tigress in search of food for her young.
Photos — Paul MacGowan, ajoyfulmind.com