The Very Venerable Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche at Palpung Wales 2018

The Very Venerable Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche at Palpung Wales in April 2018

The Very Venerable Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche at Palpung Wales in April 2018 2017-11-15T14:05:04+00:00

Mingyur Rinpoche is a great living example of inner joy and calm presence. Photo by Tergar Asia.

We are overjoyed to announce that the Very Venerable Yongey Mingyur Dorje Rinpoche has accepted our invitation to return to Palpung Changchub Dargyeling in April 2018.

A world-renowned Buddhist monk and an exceptional meditation master with an inspirational, joyful presence, this will be Rinpoche’s first visit to the UK in ten years, with Rinpoche having completed a four year meditation retreat as a wandering yogi in the caves of the Himalayas, since his last visit.

If you haven’t heard of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche before, you can find his biography, as well as a list of his books HERE

There are a few places where he is going to teach in UK, so everyone who wants to enjoy and benefit from his teachings and inspiring presence should have a chance to do so!

Mingyur Rinpoche’s teaching tour in UK 2018


Friday 20th April Public Talk (the venue & topic to be confirmed later)
Saturday 21st April Teachings (the topic to be confirmed later)
More info / Contact:


22nd April Public Talk: “Where is my Happiness?” (the venue to be confirmed later)
23rd – 25th April Meditation retreat – Mahamudra Aspiration Prayer


27th April Public Talk: “The Essence of Meditation: A Joyful Mind in Modern Day Life”
28th – 29th April Weekend course: Introducing the Joy of Living programme


1st-4th May  Teachings: Gampopa’s ‘The Precious Garland of the Supreme Path’
More info:


Mingyur Rinpoche at Palpung Wales

This might very well be the first time when we are testing the absolute maximum capacity (about 300) of Palpung Wales shrine room. If you are interested in the event, please register your interest through the registration form below. We are currently making the arrangements for these events, and we will keep you all posted when the actual booking for the public talk and the retreat at Palpung Wales start. This will be closer to February.

Sunday 22nd April: Public Talk: “Where is my Happiness?” (The local venue to be confirmed soon)
Mon 23rd – Wed 25th April: Meditation Retreat – Mahamudra Aspiration Prayer


More details about the retreat:

We have requested that Mingyur Rinpoche would give a transmission and teach on the basis of the Mahamudra Aspiration Prayer, as well as instruct us in meditation practices during the teachings.

” The essence and pith of the Lord Buddha’s teachings is Mahamudra, which is the jewel of contemplative practice and the profound instruction of the Kagyu lineage. The Third Karmapa’s influence and benefit to the Kagyu Lineage is incalculable and one of the many profound texts he composed is the Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra, which arose from his own realisation. The prayer contains the entire path and view of Mahamudra, and its depth and beauty is unveiled in this line by line commentary.” From the book: The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra by Tai Situ Rinpoche

The proposed schedule of the retreat (some details might still change):

8.30am-9.15am Meditation session led by one of the Lamas
10am – 12pm Teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche
12pm-2pm Lunch
2pm-4pm Teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche
4.45pm-5.30pm Meditation session led by one of the Lamas

Accommodation during the retreat:

Due to the scale of the event, we are not able to accommodate people at the Centre this time. We are however currently making enquiries for the local B&B’s for cheaper rates for our event, and we will keep those who have registered their interest in these events, posted in this matter. We are also making a list of local hotels, as well as local sangha members who are willing to offer bed and breakfast for people with low income.

We will publish further details as soon as they are confirmed, but in the meantime, please register your details below if you are interested attending either or both events, and if you need accommodation.

Please note: This is not yet the official booking for the events, but we will keep you updated through the email on the further details!

Mingyur Rinpoche Registration of Interest