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'''Four Rivers of the Transmission''' ([[bka'i chu bo bzhi]])
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'''Yongey Mingyur Dorje''' Rinpoche (b 1976) ([[yongs dge mi 'gyur rin po che]])
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Born in 1975 in the Himalayan border regions between Tibet and Nepal, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a rising star among the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. From a young age, Rinpoche was drawn to a life of contemplation. He spent many years of his childhood in strict retreat. At the age of seventeen, he was invited to be a teacher at his monastery’s three-year retreat center, a position rarely held by such a young lama. He also completed the traditional Buddhist training in philosophy and psychology, before founding a monastic college at his home monastery in north India.
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In addition to extensive training in the meditative and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Mingyur Rinpoche has also had a lifelong interest in Western science and psychology. At an early age, he began a series of informal discussions with the famed neuroscientist Francisco Varela, who came to Nepal to learn meditation from his father, [[Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche]]. Many years later, in 2002, Mingyur Rinpoche and a handful of other long-term meditators were invited to the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin, where Richard Davidson, Antoine Lutz, and other scientists examined the effects of meditation on the brains of advanced meditators. The results of this groundbreaking research were reported in many of the world’s most widely read publications, including National Geographic and Time.
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Currently, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches throughout the world, with centers on four continents. His candid, often humorous accounts of his own personal difficulties have endeared him to thousands of students around the world. His best-selling 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’s most recent books are Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom and an illustrated children’s book entitled Ziji: The Puppy Who Learned to Meditate.
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For a more detailed biography, click [[Biography of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche|HERE]].
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===Main teachers===
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*[[Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche]]<br>
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*[[Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche]]<br>
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*[[Saljey Rinpoche]]
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*[[Tai Situ Rinpoche]]
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*[[Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche]]
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*[[Trulshik Rinpoche]]
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===Published Works===
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*[http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307346254&view=excerpt The Joy of Living. New York: Random House, 2007.]
  
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===Alternate Names===
*1) [[dkyus bshad gzhung gi chu bo]] which comprises [['grel ba]], [[ṭi ka]] and [[stong thun]]  
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*[[Mingyur Rinpoche]]
*2) [[snyan brgyud gdams ngag gi chu bo]], which comprises [[gnad yig]] and [[dmar khrid]]
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*[[yongs dge mi 'gyur rin po che]]
*3) [[byin rlabs dbang gi chu bo]], which comprises the ways to bestow the empowerment ([[bskur thabs]]) and the introduction to the nature ([[ngo sprod]]).
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*[[karma 'gyur med bstan 'dzin chos kyi rdo rje]]
*4) [[phyag bzhes phrin las kyi chu bo]], which comprises [[bstan srung]] and [[drag sngags]].
 
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[[Category:Vajrayana]]
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===Websites===
[[Category:Key Terms]]
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*[http://www.tergar.org/ Mingyur Rinpoche's official web site]
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[[Category:Tibetan Buddhist Teachers]]
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[[Category:Kagyu Masters]]
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[[Category:Nyingma Masters]]
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[[Category:Dzogchen Masters]]

Latest revision as of 23:29, 5 June 2012

Yongey Mingyur Dorje Rinpoche (b 1976) (yongs dge mi 'gyur rin po che)


Born in 1975 in the Himalayan border regions between Tibet and Nepal, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a rising star among the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. From a young age, Rinpoche was drawn to a life of contemplation. He spent many years of his childhood in strict retreat. At the age of seventeen, he was invited to be a teacher at his monastery’s three-year retreat center, a position rarely held by such a young lama. He also completed the traditional Buddhist training in philosophy and psychology, before founding a monastic college at his home monastery in north India.

In addition to extensive training in the meditative and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Mingyur Rinpoche has also had a lifelong interest in Western science and psychology. At an early age, he began a series of informal discussions with the famed neuroscientist Francisco Varela, who came to Nepal to learn meditation from his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Many years later, in 2002, Mingyur Rinpoche and a handful of other long-term meditators were invited to the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin, where Richard Davidson, Antoine Lutz, and other scientists examined the effects of meditation on the brains of advanced meditators. The results of this groundbreaking research were reported in many of the world’s most widely read publications, including National Geographic and Time.

Currently, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches throughout the world, with centers on four continents. His candid, often humorous accounts of his own personal difficulties have endeared him to thousands of students around the world. His best-selling 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’s most recent books are Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom and an illustrated children’s book entitled Ziji: The Puppy Who Learned to Meditate.

For a more detailed biography, click HERE.

Main teachers

Published Works

Alternate Names

Websites