Introduction to
Meditation Course

Simple Instructions for Discovering Joy in the Present Moment With Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Free Online Course on learning.tergar.org

In meditation, we explore the landscape of the heart and mind with awareness. What we discover is a true and lasting happiness that does not depend on the outer conditions of our lives. In this simple, self-guided course, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche will take you step-by-step through the process of starting a meditation practice.

Each session includes a video teaching with clear instructions on the basics of meditation practice, guidelines for daily practice, advice for bringing mindfulness into your everyday life, and questions to reflect upon throughout the week.

Taking the course is easy. All you have to do is watch a short teaching by Mingyur Rinpoche each week and then spend a few minutes each day exploring the practice of meditation. Don’t worry. There aren’t any grades or assignments in this class. You can, however, expect to learn some powerful tools that will help you bring joy, confidence, and peace of mind into your life.

The Lessons

Each week during the course you will watch videos and discuss reflection questions in the course discussion group. Answers will not be graded, but answering them will help you retain the material you have learned.

Session 1: What is Meditation?
In this teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche explains the essence of meditation, showing how we can use any experience, such as sound, as a support for mindful awareness.

Session 2: Exploring Awareness with the Breath
Mingyur Rinpoche teaches a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that involves letting awareness rest on the movements of the breath.

Session 3: The Breath and Open Awareness
Building on the previous session, here Mingyur Rinpoche shows how we can use the breath to relax the mind into a state of open, spacious awareness.

Session 4: Recognizing Awareness
As Mingyur Rinpoche explains in this teaching, meditation is a process of discovery, in which we recognize that true happiness can be found within awareness itself.

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Introduction to Meditation 4 Week Course
in Norfolk and Suffolk

An Introduction to Meditation Course covering the same Tergar International material as the online Introduction to Meditation Course above, and also offering support and space for reflection and discussion, is offered in Norfolk and Suffolk approximately twice yearly. Please contact Zangmo Alexander on 01379 897393 for more information.

If you are a group, school, college, business or other organisation interested in this Introduction to Meditation Course at any time of the year, please contact Zangmo Alexander on 01379 897393 to discuss your requirements.