2024-25 TRANSMISSION  

Buddhist Psychology:
Mind Explained

From The Treasury of Abhidharma

Tergar Year-Long Transmission with Mingyur Rinpoche

Exploring the Roadmap of the Human Mind

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The Transmission starts on August 3, 2024, and you will have access to the launch event with Mingyur Rinpoche as well as all the Buddhist Psychology courses as part of your Vajrayana Online subscription. For now, we encourage you to sign up for the first online retreat of this transmission!

Dear Friend, the Transmission starts on August 3, 2024, and you will have access to the launch event with Mingyur Rinpoche as well as all the Buddhist Psychology courses as part of your Vajrayana Online subscription. For now, we encourage you to sign up for the first online retreat of this transmission!

The Transmission starts on August 3rd, 2024. We encourage you to join Vajrayana Online now and warm up by exploring the available courses and live sessions!

The Buddhist way of studying the mind and how it can be transformed is called Abhidharma. This profound exploration of the mind enables us to deepen our understanding of how consciousness operates and eventually recognize our true nature beyond the thoughts, emotions, and unconscious beliefs that shape the way we see the world. Buddhist psychology aims not only to help us find relief from stress, anxiety, and other forms of suffering, but also to free us from the mental habits and emotional patterns that cause us to suffer in the first place.

Mingyur Rinpoche composed a step-by-step meditation guide to the Abhidharma teachings called Stainless Prajna in 2021 while he was on retreat. This is the first time Mingyur Rinpoche will teach this text to a Western audience. We welcome you to join this precious transmission!
Tergar Year-Long Transmission
with Mingyur Rinpoche

Exploring the Roadmap of the Human Mind

Write your awesome label here.

Hi,

The Transmission starts on August 3, 2024, and you will have access to the launch event with Mingyur Rinpoche as well as all the Buddhist Psychology courses as part of your Vajrayana Online subscription. For now, we encourage you to

sign up for the first online retreat of this transmission!

The Buddhist way of studying the mind and how it can be transformed is called Abhidharma. This profound exploration of the mind enables us to deepen our understanding of how consciousness operates and eventually recognize our true nature beyond the thoughts, emotions, and unconscious beliefs that shape the way we see the world. Buddhist psychology aims not only to help us find relief from stress, anxiety, and other forms of suffering, but also to free us from the mental habits and emotional patterns that cause us to suffer in the first place.

Mingyur Rinpoche composed a step-by-step meditation guide to the Abhidharma teachings called Stainless Prajna in 2021 while he was on retreat. This is the first time Mingyur Rinpoche will teach this text to a Western audience. We welcome you to join this precious transmission!
The Transmission starts on August 3rd, 2024. We encourage you to join Vajrayana Online now and warm up by exploring the available courses and live sessions!

Learning Path for
2024‒25 Transmission

The Tergar annual transmission is an offering of direct lineage teachings that can be absorbed through study and practice. All the online courses, events, and retreats are open to all levels of students.

Transmission Kickoff Webinar

Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained

Free Webinar
Open to everyone
Date: August 3, 2024
The Buddhist way of studying the mind and how it can be transformed is called Abhidharma. This profound exploration of the mind enables us to deepen our understanding of how consciousness operates and eventually recognize our true nature beyond the thoughts, emotions, and unconscious beliefs that shape the way we see the world.

This talk is dedicated to giving an overview of Abhidharma and marks the beginning of Tergar’s 2024-25 Transmission — Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained — a series of online courses and retreats with Mingyur Rinpoche on Abhidharma.

Vajrayana Online Courses

One will receive the core components of the transmission by following the Vajrayana Online course series.

Voices of Buddhist Psychology

Open to everyone

Start date: August 3–31, 2024

The Abhidharma teachings offer a Buddhist approach to understanding the workings of the human mind. This understanding will come alive for you through the voices of great teachers, scholars, and practitioners, including Mingyur Rinpoche, Joseph Goldstein, Beth Jacobs, Daniel Aitken, and our Tergar guides as they share teachings and personal insights from this profound set of teachings.

*Included in Vajrayana Online Subscription

Essence of Buddhist Psychology

Open to everyone
Start date: September 1–October 31
The Abhidharma teachings offer a step-by-step path to exploring and transforming the mind. They teach us how to uproot the causes of suffering by examining our mental habits and emotional states, leading to a profound sense of ease and inner freedom. In this 8-week course, Mingyur Rinpoche will teach the essential points of Abhidharma, offering a taste of this freedom and how we can begin to live our lives from this perspective. 
*Included in Vajrayana Online Subscription

Buddhist Psychology Immersion

Open to everyone

Start date: November 1–July 15

In this 9-month immersion divided into two courses, we will explore Mingyur Rinpoche’s meditation guide to Vasubandhu’s famous text, The Treasury of Abhidharma. Mingyur Rinpoche will teach us how to apply the teachings of Abhidharma in our meditation practice and bring their wisdom into our lives.

*Included in Vajrayana Online Subscription

Online Events and Retreats

Your experience of the transmission will be enriched by joining these retreats with Mingyur Rinpoche.
Note: Online retreats are paid for separately. Information about the events is available at Tergar Events.

Buddhist Psychology: Exploring Reality Retreat

Online with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Open to everyone
Date: August 9–12, 2024
Explore Mingyur Rinpoche’s newly written text Stainless Prajna, a meditation manual that gives step-by-step instructions for exploring and transforming the mind. Rinpoche will guide us through the key principles and practices of the Abhidharma tradition, offering detailed teachings on the practices of calm abiding and insight meditation.

Buddhist Psychology: 
Four Foundations of Mindfulness Retreats

Online with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Open to everyone

Start date:  May 9–12, 2025

This retreat will offer a meditative exploration of “the four foundations of mindfulness,” a central teaching from the Buddhist tradition that shows how mindfulness can be applied to the full range of human experience, including our embodied physical experience, our thoughts and emotions, and even consciousness itself. Drawing on this teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche will show how we can free ourselves from destructive mental and emotional habits by exploring our inner experience through meditation. This retreat will conclude his transmission of the teachings from his meditation manual on Abhidharma called Stainless Prajna, focusing on the last three foundations of mindfulness — sensations, mind, and phenomena — as well as the inner transformation that occurs as a result of practicing these teachings.

Resources

Stainless Prajna
by Mingyur Rinpoche

(this text will be available as part of the course)

Learning Path for
2024‒25 Transmission

The Tergar annual transmission is an offering of direct lineage teachings that can be absorbed through study and practice. All the online courses, events, and retreats are open to all levels of students.
Transmission Kickoff Webinar

Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained

Free Webinar
Open to everyone
Date: August 3, 2024
The Buddhist way of studying the mind and how it can be transformed is called Abhidharma. This profound exploration of the mind enables us to deepen our understanding of how consciousness operates and eventually recognize our true nature beyond the thoughts, emotions, and unconscious beliefs that shape the way we see the world.

This talk is dedicated to giving an overview of Abhidharma and marks the beginning of Tergar’s 2024/25 Transmission — Buddhist Psychology: Mind Explained — a series of online courses and retreats with Mingyur Rinpoche on Abhidharma.

 Online Retreat   

Buddhist Psychology: Exploring Reality Retreat

Online with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Open to everyone

Date: August 9–12, 2024

Explore Mingyur Rinpoche’s newly written text Stainless Prajna, a meditation manual that gives step-by-step instructions for exploring and transforming the mind. Rinpoche will guide us through the key principles and practices of the Abhidharma tradition, offering detailed teachings on the practices of calm abiding and insight meditation.

Note: Online retreats are paid for separately. Information about the events is available at Tergar Events.

 Online Retreat   

Voices of Buddhist Psychology

Open to everyone
Start date: August 3–31, 2024
The Abhidharma teachings offer a Buddhist approach to understanding the workings of the human mind. This understanding will come alive for you through the voices of great teachers, scholars, and practitioners, including Mingyur Rinpoche, Joseph Goldstein, Beth Jacobs, Daniel Aitken, and our Tergar guides as they share teachings and personal insights from this profound set of teachings.
* Included in Vajrayana Subscription

 Vajrayana Online Course  

Essence of Buddhist Psychology

Open to everyone

Start date: September 1–October 31

The Abhidharma teachings offer a step-by-step path to exploring and transforming the mind. They teach us how to uproot the causes of suffering by examining our mental habits and emotional states, leading to a profound sense of ease and inner freedom. In this 8-week course, Mingyur Rinpoche will teach the essential points of Abhidharma, offering a taste of this freedom and how we can begin to live our lives from this perspective. 

* Included in Vajrayana Subscription

 Vajrayana Online Course  

Buddhist Psychology Immersion

Open to everyone
Start date: November 1–July 15
In this 9-month immersion divided into two courses, we will explore Mingyur Rinpoche’s meditation guide to Vasubandhu’s famous text, The Treasury of Abhidharma. Mingyur Rinpoche will teach us how to apply the teachings of Abhidharma in our meditation practice and bring their wisdom into our lives.
* Included in Vajrayana subscription

 Online Retreat 

Buddhist Psychology: 
Four Foundations of Mindfulness Retreats

Open to everyone

Start date:  2025

This retreat will offer a meditative exploration of “the four foundations of mindfulness,” a central teaching from the Buddhist tradition that shows how mindfulness can be applied to the full range of human experience, including our embodied physical experience, our thoughts and emotions, and even consciousness itself. Drawing on this teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche will show how we can free ourselves from destructive mental and emotional habits by exploring our inner experience through meditation. This retreat will conclude his transmission of the teachings from his meditation manual on Abhidharma called Stainless Prajna, focusing on the last three foundations of mindfulness — sensations, mind, and phenomena — as well as the inner transformation that occurs as a result of practicing these teachings.

Note: Online retreats are paid for separately. Information about the events is available at Tergar Events.

Resources:

Stainless Prajna
by Mingyur Rinpoche

(this text will be available as part of the course)
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Frequently asked questions

What is Abhidharma?

The Abhidharma is an important collection of teachings that focuses on developing wisdom (Skt. prajna), helping meditators deepen their understanding of the workings of the mind and thereby free themselves from the causes of suffering and chronic dissatisfaction. These teachings are considered one of the three main categories of Buddhist teachings, alongside the Sutra and Vinaya. Together, these three are known as the “Three Baskets.”

What does the term prajna mean?

Prajna (Tib. sherab) is a Sanskrit word often translated into English as “wisdom.” It is defined as the precise discernment of all things and events. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche says, “Sherab consists of the syllable ཤེས་ shé, which means ‘knowing’ and རབ་ rab which means ‘excellent’ or ‘best’. So it is the best knowledge, the best form of knowing. It is knowing correctly, clearly, and fully.”

What does it mean to receive a transmission?

“Transmission” is a traditional term that refers to a set of meditation teachings that is passed down from a teacher to a student or group of students. In the Tergar context, “transmission” means that Mingyur Rinpoche passes on important lineage teachings to students so that we can recognize the buddha within and stabilize this recognition. In addition to teachings and meditation instructions, a transmission may include other elements that can help make the teachings more experiential for us such as reading transmissions (lung) for important texts, empowerments (wang), and opportunities to receive vows.

Do I have to be a Buddhist to join the transmission?

This transmission includes courses and events open to all who wish to better understand the Buddhist tradition, its practices, and the workings of the mind.

Do I have to have prior experience in meditation?

Prior experience in meditation is suggested but not required for these open events and courses. Mingyur Rinpoche teaches in a highly relatable way, so much of this transmission is based on exploring our lived experience. If you wish to acquire a foundation for these practices, attending a Joy of Living program online is a good option.

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What if I miss part of the year-long transmission? Can I still participate?

Absolutely! The elements of the transmission function together as a cohesive whole, but each one also stands alone. Join in whatever elements work for you!

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 “Emotions can be expressed in an unhealthy, self-destructive manner or in a healthy and constructive fashion. Similarly, we can think in a self-destructive, confused way, which reinforces our negative habits, or we can think in a constructive way.”

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