Level III: Awakening Wisdom
With Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley
In this weekend retreat, we will explore the practice of insight meditation. By bringing our unchallenged beliefs and patterns into the light of awareness, we can see how our rigid ideas often blind us to the richness of our true nature. The wisdom that arises through insight meditation allows us to see our inner experience clearly. This leads to a sense of freedom, well being, and confidence that is rooted in awareness itself and available to us each and every moment.
The schedule for this weekend workshop includes DVD teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Tergar instructor Edwin Kelley, as well as guided meditations and discussion.
This retreat is open to meditators who have previously attended Joy of Living Level I and II meditation workshops and have met the practice requirements, and also to those who have not attended these workshops, but who have practiced meditation regularly for at least three years. For those who have not previously attended Joy of Living Levels I and II, we recommend that meditators attend these teachings in the future before continuing further.
We do need fifteen registered attendees to confirm this event, so please register early if you plan to attend.
About Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a rising star among the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. With a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner, Rinpoche’s profound teachings and playful sense of humor have endeared him to students around the world. His first book, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, debuted on The New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into over twenty languages. Rinpoche currently teaches throughout the world, with centers on four continents.
About the Instructor
Edwin Kelley attended his first meditation retreat in 1975 and has practiced in both the Theravada and the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. He was executive director of the Insight Meditation Society from 1996-2003 and has a postgraduate diploma in Buddhist Studies.
Edwin is long-time student of Mingyur Rinpoche and co-director of Tergar International, the organization that oversees Rinpoche’s activities around the world.
About the Joy of Living
The Joy of Living retreats provide a path of meditation training that is open to people of all faiths and belief systems. The style of meditation presented in this program teaches how to work with the problems and experiences of everyday life to create a peaceful mind and joyful heart.