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2018 Hong Kong Teaching Tour

Encounters with Happiness:

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s Hong Kong Teaching Tour 2018

October 9-14, 2018, Queen Elizabeth Stadium

 

📣📣Announcement 📣📣

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is soon in Hong Kong to give his teaching on the Joy of Living and share his wisdom through four public talks. The translation arrangement for programme is as follows :

 

Language
Teaching and talks will be conducted in English with consecutive Cantonese interpretation. Please bring your own FM radio and earphones should you require Mandarin simultaneous interpretation.  Please note that the Radio FM APPs for Smartphone cannot receive the temporary channel.

 

Tickets
For those who purchase tickets online, please bring along with your credit card adopted to collect tickets from the Queen Elizabeth Stadium before the event days so as to avoid the crowds.  In any case, it is advisable to arrive 30 minutes before the workshop/talk starts to collect your ticket.  Please be reminded the same ticket will be used for admission for the whole two days of the workshop.

 

Admission
Admission to the venue is allowed 30 minutes before the workshop/talk starts.  Participants are advised to reserve appropriate time for admission based on individual circumstances.  BUT no early queue is necessary.

 

Seating
No meditation cushions will be provided.  Please take seat according to your ticket number.  It is recommended that you bring along shawls or cardigans to keep warm.

 

Meal
Meal is not included in the program.  In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, audience preferring to stay in the venue for lunch are allowed to only consume foods purchased at the tuck shop of the Stadium.

 

Arrangement during inclement weather
All scheduled events will be cancelled when Typhoon Signal No.8 is to be hoisted within 3 hours before the workshop/talk starts.  Announcement of cancellation will be posted at the earliest possible on the Tergar facebook page and Tergar website.  In case the hoisting is announced when the workshop has already started, all activities will stop and the audience will be assisted to leave the Stadium as soon as possible.  For safety sake, all participants are advised to pay attention to the weather and traffic conditions of the day when deciding to attend the event as scheduled.

 

I

Joy of Living Meditation Workshop (Essence Teaching)

Level 3: Awakening Wisdom (2-day course)

Date:      October 9, 10.30am-6.30pm

October 10, 10.30am-5.20pm

Ticket: HK$350 (Lunch not included)

Requirement:

1 Must fully attend both days of the workshop

2 Must have completed JOL Level 1 and 2 and the 50 hours of formal practice for each level

 

II

Joy of Living Meditation Workshop (Essence Teaching)

Levels 1&2: Calming the Mind & Opening the Heart (2-day course)

Date:      October 11, 10.30am-6.55pm

October 12, 10.30am-6.55pm

Ticket:  HK$350 (Lunch not included)

Requirement:

1 Must fully attend both days of the workshop

2 Anyone with an interest in meditation is welcome. Open to people of all religious faiths or those with no religion

 

III

Public Talk: Four Noble Truths (2 sessions)

Date:      October 13, 2.30pm-5pm (First session)

October 14, 2.30pm-5pm (Second session)

Ticket:    HK$50 & HK$20 (Tickets for each session are sold separately)

 

IV

Public Talk: Do You Really Want to be Happy?

Date: October 13, 7.30pm-9.15pm

Ticket:    HK$50 & HK$20

 

V

Public Talk: The Power of Awareness

Date: October 14, 7.30pm-9.15pm

Ticket:    HK$50 & HK$20

 

Language of instruction: English (with translation in Cantonese and Mandarin)

🔥🔥 Tickets to all events are available from URBTIX🔥🔥

Internet booking – www.urbtix.hk (click here to search for Encounters with Happiness after entering the website)
Phone booking (credit card) – 2111 5999 (10am – 8pm)
Urbtix enquiry hotline – 3761 6661 (10am – 8pm)

What is JOL?

Joy of Living is a path of meditation practice that is open to everyone, regardless of religious or cultural background. Meditation enables us to discover a lasting contentment that is not subject to the fluctuating conditions of the external world, and to nurture the qualities of wisdom and compassion that naturally manifest from awareness itself.

 

Though rooted in Buddhist teachings, the practices taught in the Joy of Living programme are not religious in nature. They deal with the basic functions of the mind, such as mindful awareness and the movements towards happiness and away from suffering. In working with these qualities of mind, we gradually transform our relationship with our everyday experience, and learn to approach every thought, feeling and sensory experience with unconditional warmth and acceptance.

 

The programme contains three levels:

Level 1: Calming the Mind
Level 2: Opening the Heart
Level 3: Awakening Wisdom

 

Joy of Living Meditation Workshop (Essence Teaching)
Level 3: Awakening Wisdom (2-day course)

Date:      October 9, 10.30am-6.30pm
October 10, 10.30am-5.20pm

Ticket: HK$350 (Lunch not included)

Requirement:

1 Must fully attend both days of the workshop
2 Must have completed JOL Level 1 and 2 and the 50 hours of formal practice for each level

 

Joy of Living Meditation Workshop (Essence Teaching)

Levels 1&2: Calming the Mind & Opening the Heart (2-day course)

Date:      October 11, 10.30am-6.55pm
October 12, 10.30am-6.55pm

Ticket:  HK$350 (Lunch not included)

Requirement:

1 Must fully attend both days of the workshop
2 Anyone with an interest in meditation is welcome. Open to people of all religious faiths or those with no religion

 

Language of instruction: English (with translation in Cantonese and Mandarin)

 

Tickets to all events will be available from URBTIX from 1 September 2018 (Saturday).

 

Internet booking – www.urbtix.hk
Phone booking (credit card) – 2111 5999 (10am – 8pm)
Urbtix enquiry hotline – 3761 6661 (10am – 8pm)

The Four Noble Truths (2 sessions)

Date:      October 13, 2.30pm-5pm (First session)

October 14, 2.30pm-5pm (Second session)

Ticket:    HK$50 & HK$20 (Tickets for each session are sold separately)

The Four Noble Truths form the core of all Buddhist paths and traditions. In fact, the Buddha felt these teachings were so important that he gave them many times, to many different audiences. Since the Buddha’s time, these teachings have been handed down to us in a collection of writings known as the sutras.

“The Four Noble Truths consist of a simple, direct analysis of the challenges and possibilities of the human condition… Even in translations of the sutras, it’s plain to see that the Buddha didn’t present the Four Noble Truths as a set of concrete practices and beliefs. Instead, he offered the Four Noble Truths as a practical guide for individuals to recognise, in terms of their own lives, their basic situation, the causes of the situation, the possibility that the situation might be transformed, and the means of transformation… In a way, the Four Noble Truths can be seen as a pragmatic, step-by-step approach to healing what we might nowadays call a ‘dysfunctional’ perspective.”

– Mingyur Rinpoche, Joyful Wisdom

 

Do You Really Want to be Happy?

Date: October 13, 7.30pm-9.15pm

Ticket:    HK$50 & HK$20

When the pace of material progress exceeds the development of inner knowledge, people seem to suffer deep emotional conflicts without any method to deal with them. The more abundant our material items, the more external distractions there are, and the more easily we lose connection to our inner lives. Just think, for example, of the number of people who look for a sense of excitement by going to a new restaurant, starting a new relationship, or moving to a different job. The trouble with all these solutions is that they are, by nature, temporary.

“The more problematic issue is that most people don’t have a very clear idea of what happiness is, and consequently find themselves creating conditions that lead them back to the dissatisfaction they so desperately seek to eliminate. That being the case, it would be a good idea to look at happiness, unhappiness, and their underlying causes a bit more closely.”

– Mingyur Rinpoche, The Joy of Living

 

The Power of Awareness

Date: October 14, 7.30pm-9.15pm

Ticket:    HK$50 & HK$20

 

Awareness is always free. Confusion cannot obscure awareness. Ignorance cannot obscure awareness. There are no obstacles to awareness. It is always free and always present.

“Our awareness is with us all the time, no matter how many thoughts you have, how many emotions you have, how much confusion you have, it doesn’t change awareness. Awareness is awesome. But there’s one problem – we don’t recognise our own awareness. If we don’t recognise our own awareness, then the qualities of awareness cannot manifest for us… The whole purpose of meditation is to recognise awareness and to maintain that recognition. That is the meaning of meditation. As you become more and more familiar with your own awareness, you become more free, more happy, more flexible.”

– Mingyur Rinpoche

 

Language of instruction for all talks: English (with translation in Cantonese and Mandarin)

Tickets to all events will be available from URBTIX from 1 September 2018 (Saturday).

Internet booking – www.urbtix.hk
Phone booking (credit card) – 2111 5999 (10am – 8pm)
Urbtix enquiry hotline – 3761 6661 (10am – 8pm)

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