Tergar Asia 8-Day Retreat in Thailand: September 9-16, 2018

The mind’s true nature is revealed by its own clarity
 Path of Liberation retreat (Levels 1 to 4)
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s “pointing out” teachings on the nature of mind

This Path of Liberation retreat focuses on guiding us towards recognition of the nature of mind.  It is a precious opportunity to receive in-depth teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche on the nature of mind, drawn from the path of Mahamudra, the most profound meditative teachings of the Kagyü School of Tibetan Buddhism.

Online enrollment commences: May 26, 2018

Retreat Details:

Dates:  September 9 to 16, 2018 (8 days and 7 nights)

Venue: The Regent Cha Am Beach Resort, Cha Am, Thailand
849/21 Petchkasem Road, Cha Am, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 3245 1240

Onsite Registration:

On September 9, 2018:

  1. The registration desk at the resort will be open at 2 p.m.
  2. Shuttle bus service will be available from 12:00 noon (first bus) to 3:30 p.m. (last bus), picking up from Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport to the retreat venue.  The journey takes roughly 3 hours.

Completion of Retreat:

The retreat ends on September 16, 2018 (around noon)
Shuttle bus service will be available after lunch, picking up from the retreat venue to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport.  The journey takes roughly 3 hours.

Retreat Programme:

There are two tracks.  Retreatants can choose only ONE of the two.
Track 1: Teachings on Nature of Mind – Path of Liberation Levels 1 and 2.
Track 2: Teachings on Nature of Mind – Path of Liberation Levels 3 and 4.

Language of Instruction:

Mingyur Rinpoche will teach in English.  There will be Mandarin translation.  Cantonese, Indonesian and Korean translations are also available via simultaneous interpretation channels.

Participation requirements:

Track 1: Teachings on Nature of Mind – Path of Liberation Levels 1 and 2.

Track 1 is open to all individuals who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have attended all three Joy of Living Levels, Calming the Mind (Level 1), Opening the Heart (Level 2), and Awakening Wisdom (Level 3), and completed the associated practice requirements
  • Have completed the full preliminary practices (the 4 x 100,000 ngöndro)
  • Have had a daily meditation practice for at least five years and attended either group or solitary practice retreats (with 6+ hours of formal meditation practice each day) under the guidance of a Buddhist teacher for a total of at least thirty days

Track 2: Teachings on Nature of Mind – Path of Liberation Levels 3 and 4.

Track 2 is open to all individuals who meet the two criteria listed below:

  • Completed Path of Liberation Levels 1 and 2 and finished the required homework, and
  • Completed 8 days of Path of Liberation Levels 1 and 2 retreat (with 6 hour of formal meditation each day).

For further questions about participation requirements, please visit this link: Map of Path of Liberation

Retreat Fees:

Retreat fees include the following:

  1. Transport: shuttle bus from airport to the retreat venue and return;
  2. Accommodation: 8 days and 7 nights accommodation at Regent Cha Am Beach Resort, Cha Am, Thailand;
  3. Meals*: dinner on the day of arrival (September 9, 2018), 3 meals for following 6 days (September 10-15, 2018), and breakfast & lunch on the last day (September 16, 2018);
    *Only vegetarian meals are served.
  4. All other related expenses.

(All retreat fees are listed below; they differ according to the choice of accommodation.)     

For Lay Participants:

Twin Rooms Retreat Fees
(per person)
1 Superior Twin US$850 280
2 Deluxe Twin US$900 180
3 Regency / Anavana Twin US$950 104
4 Superior King US$850 142
5 Deluxe King US$900 58
6 Regency King US$950 20
7 King Bed Suite(64sq.m) US$1,050 10


 Single Deluxe Retreat Fees
(per person)
1 Deluxe/ Anavana Single US$1,700 23


For Monastic Participants

Twin Rooms Retreat Fees
(per person)
1 Superior Twin US$680.- 20


Enrollment Details:

  1. Commencement: May 26, 2018 (12:00 noon Hong Kong time)
  2. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.   To access the enrollment form, please click on here.
  3. After enrollment online, an acknowledgment message and a fee payment advice will be issued.  If the confirmation message is not received within the next 24 hours, please contact Tergar Asia at [email protected]  (Please make sure that the email address on the enrollment form is correctly entered.)
  4. Payment of fees should be completed and verification of payment uploaded to the system within 7 days after submission of the enrollment form. (For uploading payment verification, please use JPEG/PNG/PDF format.)
  5. A final confirmation message via email will be sent within 10 days after verification of fee payment.
  6. More details on the retreat will be sent to retreatants in mid-August, 2018.
  7. Please note that the application is only valid under the name of the applicant on the enrollment form.

A sample of the enrollment form is available for your reference.  Please click this link: (in English)

* For participants who are to bring along with them children who are under the age of 12, they must make sure that their children do not become an interference for other retreatants.  The organizers reserve the right to review such situations and might request the family to leave the retreat.

Travel arrangements:

Please follow the time frame mentioned in the above in booking air tickets to and from Thailand.  Do make sure that you allow enough time for immigration and customs and take note of the shuttle bus schedule.

If you cannot meet the schedule, you have to arrange your own transportation at your own expenses.

Payment Methods:

  1. Directly to our bank account
    Account Name: Tergar Asia Foundation
    Name of Bank: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
    Account Number:  400-559563-838
  2. Online payment
    Please follow the payment link on the enrollment form for credit card or Wechat payment.  A confirmation message will be issued upon completion of the transaction.  Please note that there is a 3-4.5 % surcharge by the corresponding payment merchants.
  3. Bank Remittance
    Beneficiary: Tergar Asia Foundation
    Account Number: 400-559563-838
    Name of Bank: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
    Bank Address: HSBC Main Building, No. 1 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
    Swift code: HSBCHKHHHKH
    Message to Beneficiary: Applicant’s name and Enrollment number
    TT Bank charges: Remitter to pay all charges
  4. Payment by cheque
    Cheques should be made payable to Tergar Asia Foundation and mailed to:
    Unit 101 – 106, 1/F Wellborne Commercial Centre, 8 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong.
    Please write your name and enrollment number on the back of the cheque.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. All cancellations up to August 10, 2018 will be charged an administration fee of US$150.
  2. After August 10, 2018, no refund will be available.

The Organizer:

Tergar Asia Foundation
For enquiries, please email: [email protected]