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DISCOVERING THE BUDDHA WITHIN LEVEL 1 : INNER PEACE


Jampa
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Discovering the Buddha Within Year 2 - INNER PEACE


Focuses on calming the mind and developing insight and wisdom through some simple yet profound study, meditations, and contemplations derived from the Shravakayana teachings of the Buddha.
Awareness meditations and precise knowledge will allow students to discover inner peace, accept and let go of worldly concerns without grasping at or rejecting them, and develop a stable aspiration for genuine freedom.
Guided meditations and question-and-answer sessions will help students learn how to start a daily meditation practice at home.

In this level students will:
1. Learn the essence of meditation
• Develop and nurture awareness and inner peace using breath, body, feelings, thoughts, emotions, and phenomena as a support for meditation.

2. Learn the basics of Buddhism through knowledge and advanced insight meditation
• Understand the shortcomings of one's life and the world, the origins and cessation of suffering, and the means to reach that cessation, along with understanding refuge -the starting point of the path to an everlasting state of well-being, rich with innate goodness and radiant pure qualities.
• Develop advanced insight meditation mainly based on experiential observation of the natural flow of everything as being impermanent.

Requirements

Open to all.

Course Teacher

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His Eminence Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Mingyur Rinpoche was born in Nepal in 1975. His father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, was himself a well-respected Buddhist teacher. From the age of nine, his father taught him meditation, passing on to him the most essential instructions of the Dzogchen and Mahamudra traditions.
At the age of eleven, Mingyur Rinpoche began studies at Sherabling Monastery in northern India, the seat of Tai Situ Rinpoche. He was formally enthroned as the 7th incarnation of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche by Tai Situ Rinpoche when he was twelve years old.
Two years later, Mingyur Rinpoche began a traditional three-year retreat at Sherabling. At the age of nineteen, he enrolled at Dzongsar Institute, where he studied the primary topics of the Buddhist academic tradition, including Middle Way philosophy and Buddhist logic. At age twenty, Mingyur Rinpoche became the functioning abbot of Sherabling Monastery. At twenty-three, he received full monastic ordination.
He has set up an international Tergar organisation, which offers comprehensive study programmes for the current time. He travels extensively and has students worldwide.