Nectar of the Path

Level 1. Mind Creates Reality
To join Nectar of the Path Level 1, you need to have attended a Path of Liberation Level 1 retreat.

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About this Course

What is the Path of Liberation?
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About the Course

What is the Path of Liberation?
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This course is the beginning of your Path of Liberation journey. You will familiarize yourself with the practices of the four thoughts that turn the mind to the dharma as well as explore the nature of your own mind. As you progress through this course, you will gain both familiarity with the Nectar of the Path liturgy and greater confidence about how to carry out the practice instructions you have received from Mingyur Rinpoche. We hope you will find this and the following Path of Liberation courses helpful and supportive on your path to stabilizing the recognition of pure awareness.
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Kasumi Kato

In this course you will get

  • video teachings with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
  • detailed practice instructions
  • guided meditations
  • daily-life practices
  • journal and reflection questions
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Course Outline

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“Generally we do not recognize that our social identities are molded and confined by context, and that these outer layers of ourselves exist within a boundless reality. Habitual patterns cover over this boundless reality; they obscure it, but it is always there ready to be uncovered.”
— Mingyur Rinpoche

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Path of Liberation?

The Path of Liberation is an experiential path of meditation for those who wish to practice the Buddha’s teachings under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Encompassing the most important practices of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and building on the foundational teachings of the Joy of Living, the Path of Liberation presents meditation techniques from the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions designed to strip away the causes of suffering and uncover the radiant awareness that underlies all experience.

There are two tracks in Path of Liberation. Each track is designed for a different set of circumstances. The first track is based on a short practice liturgy written by Mingyur Rinpoche entitled Nectar of the Path and is designed for people who have roughly 30–60 minutes for their daily meditation practice. The second track is based on the traditional ngöndro or foundational practices. This track works best for those who can practice between one and two hours each day. Both tracks culminate in the practice of a White Tara sadhana written by Mingyur Rinpoche entitled Radiance of the Heart.

What are the prerequisites for beginning Nectar of the Path Level 1?

To begin Nectar of the Path practice, you need to participate in a Tergar Path of Liberation Level 1 retreat, where you will receive the necessary transmissions for the practices. You can find all of Tergar’s events at Tergar Events. You will find the prerequisites in the Path of Liberation chart.

How long will it take to complete the practice requirements for Nectar of the Path?

The total practice requirement for the Nectar of the Path track is 500 hours. The five levels of this track could be completed in roughly three years with 30 minutes of daily practice.

Overview of the Nectar of the Path Track

For an overview of the prerequisites and practice requirements for each level of Path of Liberation, see this chart.

Level 1: Mind Creates Reality

  • 100 hours of total practice
  • 4 days of retreat


Level 2: Mind and Emptiness
  • 100 hours of total practice
  • 4 days of retreat


Level 3: Spontaneous Presence
  • 100 hours of total practice
  • 7 days of retreat


Level 4: Self-Liberation
  • 100 hours of total practice
  • 7 days of retreat


Level 5: Embodying Pure Awareness
  • 100 hours of total practice
  • 7 days of retreat