Tergar Asia Official Statement
In June 2011, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche began a retreat that lasted until November 2015. Before and during his retreat, Tergar Asia was made aware of certain untrue allegations circulating on the internet that attacked Mingyur Rinpoche and his teaching.
In his teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche has always guided his students to practice compassion and abide by a mind undisturbed. He reminds us that, when faced with an attack on our name and person, we should follow Buddha’s teaching of the Four Dharma of Samana: if anyone scolds you, abuses you, hits you or finds fault with you, you should remain unmoved and respond with compassion. Out of love and respect for Rinpoche’s wishes and the Buddha’s teaching, Tergar Asia has refrained from responding to the hurtful allegations found online.
However, in recent days, it has come to our attention that these false allegations are being repeated and are recirculating on the internet. This time we reported the matter to Mingyur Rinpoche. His response was: we need not get angry at these unfounded allegations nor push back at them. Instead, we should take them as an opportunity for practice, and try to transform these negative causes and conditions into support for our practice of loving-kindness and compassion.
Tergar Asia wishes to share Rinpoche’s precious teaching with all of his students. May this be a reminder to us all that, in a time when such online abuse and attacks are rife, we may use wisdom to tell truth from lies, and guide our minds in the right direction.
Tergar Asia Foundation
June 25, 2018