Path of Liberation

Level 1
Mind Creates Reality

Introduction to the
Path of Liberation
by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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Path of Liberation is Tergar’s Buddhist meditation program. Here, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches the essence of the path step-by-step, following the nature of mind traditions of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. We will explore the teachings of skillful means and the nature of mind at each level and engage in them through the practice liturgy that Rinpoche has composed — Nectar of the Path.
To enter the first level of Path of Liberation, students must participate in a Path of Liberation Level 1 retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche and follow the associated course in Vajrayana Online.
Prerequisites: To join the Path of Liberation Level 1 course, you need to have done the following:
  • attended a Path of Liberation Level 1 retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche.

Introduction to the
Path of Liberation
by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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Path of Liberation is Tergar’s Buddhist meditation program. Here, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches the essence of the path step-by-step, following the nature of mind traditions of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. We will explore the teachings of skillful means and the nature of mind at each level and engage in them through the practice liturgy that Rinpoche has composed — Nectar of the Path.
To enter the first level of Path of Liberation, students must participate in a Path of Liberation Level 1 retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche and follow the associated course in Vajrayana Online.
Prerequisites
To join the Path of Liberation Level 1 course, you need to have done the following:
  • attended a Path of Liberation Level 1 retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche.

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About the Path of Liberation

LEVEL 1

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Who can join this level?
If you have participated in a Path of Liberation Level 1 retreat, we welcome you to join this level.
Why should I join?
As a Path of Liberation student, engaging in the online course is part of the requirement for completing the level. The course will take you by the hand and be your companion on your journey. You will also connect with fellow practitioners in our live webinars and practice sessions.
What will I learn?
You will deepen your understanding of the topics covered in the Path of Liberation Level 1 retreat. We will continue to update our courses and add features to support Tergar’s Path of Liberation students to the fullest.
WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Start your Buddhist Path

A journey from the first steps of the Buddhist path to more advanced stages of Vajrayana practice.

Video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche

Live Practice Sessions and Webinars

Guided Meditations
Interviews with Tergar Guides
CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Path of Liberation Tracks

If you have 30–60 minutes for daily meditation practice, we recommend The Nectar of the Path track. If you have 1–2 hours each day, we recommend the Ngöndro track.
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Nectar of the Path

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Study and practice the four thoughts that turn the mind to the dharma and the first pointing out instruction — all phenomena come from mind.

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Ngöndro

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Study and practice the four thoughts that turn the mind to the dharma, refuge, bodhichitta, and the first pointing out instruction — all phenomena come from mind.

CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Path of Liberation Tracks

If you have 30–60 minutes for daily meditation practice, we recommend The Nectar of the Path track. If you have 1–2 hours each day, we recommend The Ngöndro track.

Nectar of the Path

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Intimate, engaged, and heartfelt. Gather with a Tergar Guide and the Vajrayana Online community to clarify questions and share experiences around your practice.

Ngöndro

Ngöndro

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Study and practice the four thoughts that turn the mind to the dharma, refuge, bodhichitta, and the first pointing out instruction — all phenomena come from mind.

Live Sessions

Join our live sessions and connect with the community of Path of Liberation practitioners!

Practice Session

A 30-minute Nectar of the Path session, led by one of our Tergar Guides


A 30-minute Nectar of the Path session, led by one of our Tergar Guides

A 30-minute Nectar of the Path session, led by one of our Tergar Guides



A 30-minute Nectar of the Path session, led by one of our Tergar Guides



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Heart-to-Heart Session

Intimate, engaged, and heartfelt. Gather with a Tergar Guide and the Vajrayana Online community to clarify questions and share experiences around your practice.

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Live Sessions

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Practice Session

A 30-minute Nectar of the Path session, led by one of our Tergar Guides

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Heart-to-Heart Session

Intimate, engaged, and heartfelt. Gather with a Tergar Guide and the Vajrayana Online community to clarify questions and share experiences around your practice.
Meet the Vajrayana Online Guides

Meet Your Teacher and Guides

Vajrayana Online guides facilitate our Vajrayana Online program under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
 Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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Meet Your Teacher and Guides

Vajrayana Online guides facilitate our Vajrayana Online program under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
OTHER OFFERINGS

Live Retreats with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Mingyur Rinpoche regularly offers Path of Liberation Level 1 and other retreats to deepen our practice.
Live Retreats with Mingyur Rinpoche
Live Workshops with Tergar Guides

Online event
June 7–10, 2024.

Prerequisites to attend

Tilopa’s Song of Realization: Stabilizing the Recognition of Mahamudra Retreat

Online event
June 13-16, 2024.

Open to everyone

Dorje Drolö: The Foundational Practices

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June 16-18, 2024

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Online event
June 16-18, 2024

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OTHER OFFERINGS

Live Retreats with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Mingyur Rinpoche regularly offers Path of Liberation Level 1 and other retreats to deepen our practice.
Live Retreats with Mingyur Rinpoche
Live Workshops with Tergar Guides

Online event
June 7–10, 2024.

Prerequisites to attend

Tilopa’s Song of Realization: Stabilizing the Recognition of Mahamudra Retreat

Online event
June 13-16, 2024.

Open to everyone

Dorje Drolö: The Foundational Practices


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           Coming soon…

Online event
June 16-18, 2024

Prerequisites to attend

POL 1 "NAME"

Online event
June 16-18, 2024

Prerequisites to attend

POL 1 "NAME"

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Path of Liberation?

The Path of Liberation is Tergar’s Buddhist meditation program that immerses the practitioner in the main forms of meditation taught in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The most important form of practice on this path involves exploring the nature of mind through a series of experiential exercises and direct instructions provided by Mingyur Rinpoche. Various other forms of meditation training are also taught, including contemplations on core Buddhist teachings like impermanence and compassion, the preliminary practices (ngöndro), and practices that involve the imagination and sadhana practice.

Who is the Path of Liberation for?

The Path of Liberation is for those who feel inspired to follow the Buddha’s teachings as their primary spiritual path, and in particular for those who feel drawn to the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and the way the teachings of these lineages are presented by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.

I am not sure if the Buddhist teachings are for me. How can I learn more?

Mingyur Rinpoche created the Joy of Living teachings precisely for those who are interested in following a path of meditation but in a non-religious format. The Path of Liberation, on the other hand, is a Buddhist path. If you’d like to learn more about the Buddhist teachings to see if they’re a good fit for you, we recommend that you join our Vajrayana Online program and engage in the courses in the Exploring Buddhism area.

I am already Buddhist. Can I practice the Path of Liberation teachings?

The Path of Liberation is a continuation of the teachings and practices offered by Mingyur Rinpoche in the Joy of Living program. If you are new to the Tergar community, we recommend that you begin by attending the three Joy of Living levels, even if you already have a consistent meditation practice.

If you have completed a traditional ngöndro (4 x 100.000) or if you have been meditating consistently for at least five years and have spent at least one month (cumulatively) doing Buddhist practices in either group or solitary retreat, you may attend a Path of Liberation Level 1 retreat without having worked with the Joy of Living teachings. However, we still recommend that you go back and attend the Joy of Living workshops and retreats at a later date, as these teachings form the foundation for the Path of Liberation.

How can I get started?

To start practicing the Path of Liberation, you will need to attend a Path of Liberation Level 1 retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche. You can check our online event calendar to see if there’s an event near you.

If you have already attended a Path of Liberation retreat and would like to formally begin the practices, please subscribe to Vajrayana Online and engage in the courses in the Path of Liberation area.