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'''Yongey Mingyur Dorje''' Rinpoche (b 1976) ([[yongs dge mi 'gyur rin po che]])
 
'''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.
Mingyur Rinpoche is a reincarnate lama who holds both the [[Kagyu]] and [[Nyingma]] lineages. Rinpoche was recognized as the incarnation of the previous Mingyur Rinpoche by the [[16th Karmapa]], and as the incarnation of [[Kangyur Rinpoche]] by [[Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche]]. From the time he was eight, rinpoche spent most of his time in strict retreat. He first lived with his father, [[Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche]], at [[Nagi Gonpa]] in the hills above Kathmandu. In his early teens, he left for [[Sherab Ling]], the seat of [[Tai Situ Rinpoche]], where he completed a three year retreat. After completing this retreat, at the age of 17, Rinpoche was appointed retreat master of the monastery. He then divided his time between periods of intense meditation, including receiving the hearing lineage of [[Khenpo Ngaga]] from [[Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche]], and study at [[Dzongsar Shedra]], one of the most renowned monastic colleges outside of Tibet. Mingyur Rinpoche has been appointed by His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche to be the head of Tergar Monastery, which is being constructed at [[Bodh Gaya]] and is scheduled to open January, 2007.
 
  
*a ''detailed biography'' of rinpoche can be found [[Biography of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche|HERE]]
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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]].
  
 
===Main teachers===
 
===Main teachers===
 
*[[Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche]]<br>
 
*[[Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche]]<br>
 
*[[Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche]]<br>
 
*[[Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche]]<br>
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*[[Saljey Rinpoche]]
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*[[Tai Situ Rinpoche]]
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*[[Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche]]
 
*[[Trulshik Rinpoche]]
 
*[[Trulshik Rinpoche]]
  
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*[[Mingyur Rinpoche]]
 
*[[Mingyur Rinpoche]]
 
*[[yongs dge mi 'gyur rin po che]]
 
*[[yongs dge mi 'gyur rin po che]]
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*[[karma 'gyur med bstan 'dzin chos kyi rdo rje]]
  
 
===Websites===
 
===Websites===
*[http://www.mingyur.org/ Mingyur Rinpoche's official web site]
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*[http://www.tergar.org/ Mingyur Rinpoche's official web site]
*[http://www.palpung.org.uk/ Mingyur Rinpoche's centre in the UK]
 
*[http://www.yongey.org/ Mingyur Rinpoches centre in America]
 
*[http://www.rangjung.com/authors/mingyur_rinpoche.htm a short biography of Mingyur Rinpoche]
 
*[http://www.sacredland.net/bodhgaya.htm Rinpoche's monastery in India]
 
 
[[Category:Tibetan Buddhist Teachers]]
 
[[Category:Tibetan Buddhist Teachers]]
 
[[Category:Kagyu Masters]]
 
[[Category:Kagyu Masters]]
 
[[Category:Nyingma Masters]]
 
[[Category:Nyingma Masters]]
 
[[Category:Dzogchen Masters]]
 
[[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.

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