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Unlock the Treasury of Your Mind
Exploring the Nature of Mind

A Path of Liberation programme taught by the Venerable Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The Everly Putrajaya Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
December 22-29, 2019


Retreat information


22/12/2019 (Sunday) – 29/12/2019 (Sunday) [8 days, 7 nights]


[First-day registration]

Please report for registration at the retreat venue on Sunday, December 22, from 3pm


[Start of retreat]

Expected to start at 7pm on Sunday, December 22, 2019


[End of retreat]

Expected to end at noon on Sunday, December 29, 2019



The Everly Putrajaya Hotel
Address: 1, Jalan Alamanda 2, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 8892 2929
** The Everly resort is 40 minutes car ride from the Kuala Lumpur airport (KUL). Students need to arrange transportation by themselves. Taxis will be available and convenient.



When we fully recognise the nature of mind, liberation follows. This is why Mingyur Rinpoche calls nature of mind practices a path of liberation. What is the essence of the path of liberation? It’s to see the pure nature of ourselves, which is the nature of awareness, says Mingyur Rinpoche. “It is also called buddha nature, nature of mind, dharmakaya, buddha, emptiness, luminosity, and many other names. It is the mind’s true nature, and the nature of ourselves.”

For more information about the Path of Liberation, please see the Tergar Asia programme page.

Two courses will be offered at the retreat. Each participant may join ONLY ONE of the two courses. Joining both courses at the same time will NOT be allowed.

Course No 1
Exploring the Nature of Mind: Recognising Pure Awareness
Path of Liberation Levels 1-2

Course No 2
Exploring the Nature of Mind: Deepening Recognition
Path of Liberation Levels 3-4


[Prerequisites for enrolment]

(The Path of Liberation teaches the main practices of Mahamudra, and all practitioners must have already taken refuge in the Three Jewels. Retreat participants who have yet to take refuge can do so at this retreat. Taking refuge is necessary for the practitioner to complete the homework requirements, such as ngondro, refuge, bodhichitta etc)

Course No 1
Exploring the Nature of Mind: Recognising Pure Awareness
Path of Liberation Levels 1-2

Participants must meet at least one of the following three requirements:

  • Have attended Joy of Living 1, 2, 3 and finished the homework of 175 hours of sitting meditation before joining the retreat. OR
  • Have completed the full ngondro practices (4 common and 4 uncommon preliminary practices) of any lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. OR
  • Have had at least 5 years of meditation experience with daily practice, and completed 30 days of retreat with at least six hours of sitting practice a day.

Course No 2
Exploring the Nature of Mind: Deepening Recognition
Path of Liberation Levels 3-4

Participants must have fully attended Mingyur Rinpoche’s Path of Liberation Levels 1-2 course, and completed the homework required for ngondro, Nectar of the Path or nature of mind before joining the retreat.

For more details on the prerequisites for enrolment, please see the Path of Liberation course map.



Mingyur Rinpoche will teach in English while a supplementary class by Khenpo Kunga will be taught in Tibetan. Sequential Chinese Mandarin translation will be available for both. Simultaneous translations for English (for Khenpo Kunga’s class), Chinese Cantonese and Indonesian can be received over the FM radio. (Please prepare your own FM radio to receive these translations.)



The registration fee will cover the following costs:

  1. Room and board at The Everly Putrajaya Hotel (non-smoking room) for 8 days and 7 nights;
  2. All meals during the retreat, starting from dinner on the first night, until breakfast and lunch on the eighth day (all vegetarian meals);
  3. Rental fees for the teaching hall and A/V equipment, administrative and other related costs.

All fees listed are for each person. Several types of accommodation are available:


For Lay Retreatants:

  Room Type Cost per person
1 Double Bed Standard Room – Double occupancy USD815
2 Twin Bed Standard Room – Double occupancy USD815
3 Double Bed Suite Sharing – Double occupancy USD935
4 Double Bed Standard Room – Single occupancy USD1,175


For Ordained Sangha:

  Room Type Cost per person
1 Twin Bed Standard Room – Double occupancy USD680


Room assignment will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Tergar Asia reserves the right to make the final decision.


Information on Registration

[Date for Online Registration]

15/8/2019, noon

  • Registration will start at noon on August 15, and the registration link will be posted beforehand on Tergar Asia’s social media platforms.
  • Registration will end as soon as the available places are filled. Please register early to avoid disappointment.


[Notes for Registration]

  • Registration must be done online at Tergar Asia’s official website.
  • The latest information about the retreat will be posted as soon as they are available on Tergar Asia’s social media platforms, including Facebook, WeChat etc.
  • For this Path of Liberation retreat, qualified students aged 12 and above may register. Tegar Asia reserves the right of assessment for children under 12 who wishes to accompany their parents to attend the retreat. Tergar Asia would have to have the parents to sign an “Agreement” in order to prevent any disturbances of the children for the retreat and other participants. If the children are disruptive, Tergar Asia reserves the right to ask the child and their parents to leave the retreat, and no refund will be given.
  • Tergar Asia reserves the right to accept or reject a registration.
  • After registration and payment is completed and your enrolment is confirmed, the organisers will send you details about the retreat in an email in early December.
  • Retreat participants will need to make their own way from the airport to the retreat venue (about 45 minutes by car). Transport information will be provided in the email to participants.
  • If you have queries about the retreat, please send them to the organisers at malaysia.retreat@tergarasia.org


[Registration Procedure]

Please carefully follow the steps listed below for online registration and payment:

  1. Fill out the registration form. After you click “send”, you will be directed to a “Payment Notification” page, advising you to choose a payment method and ensure payment is made within two weeks.
    If you pay by credit card, you will receive a notification from your bank/credit card company.
    b. If you pay using WeChat Pay, you will receive a notification from your bank.
    c. If you pay by bank remittance, please upload a copy of your bank statement of remittance on the link provided in the “Payment Notification” page.
    After this is done, you will be directed to a page advising you that payment has been completed.
  2. After submitting your registration, you will receive a notification of receipt from the organisers. If you don’t receive this notification by the following day, please first check the spam or junk mail inbox of your email. If you did not receive a notification, please write to malaysia.retreat@tergarasia.org
  3. After payment is successfully made, within two weeks you will receive an email from the organisers confirming your registration. If you don’t receive this email, please write to the finance team at payment.malaysia@tergarasia.org
  • Registration is considered successful only after the registration form is received and all payment completed.
  • If you pay by credit card or WeChat Pay, please be aware that you will be charged a transaction fee of 3-4% by the service provider.
  • Please ensure the email address you provide is correct.

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[Overdue Payment]

If payment is not made within the specified time frame, your registration will be annulled and the place given to the person next on the waiting list.


[Cancellation Rules]

For cancellation on and before November 20 (Wednesday), you will get a refund of 50% of the fee. Please write to the finance team at payment.malaysia@tergarasia.org. Refund will be arranged after the retreat.

For cancellation after November 20, no refund will be provided.


[Retreat organizer]

Tergar Asia Foundation



Please direct your queries about the retreat to malaysia.retreat@tergarasia.org



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