Tergar Edinburgh is excited to co-host the world launch of an exciting new Anytime Anywhere Meditation programme which organisers believe will transform lives and set people on a journey of self-discovery.
Not only does it embrace the worlds of meditation and mindfulness, it works with neuro-scientists and researchers, to bring the best elements together for a powerful new programme combining traditional wisdom with a modern approach.
Forget any preconceptions you may have about meditation, and prepare to learn a profound, but accessible new way of life.
The stereotypical image conjured by the word “meditation” looks something like this: a person sitting peacefully with their eyes closed and their mind blank. According to Tergar, it is a major misunderstanding to think meditation means to sit still and think of nothing, or to be blissed out. If it were really like that, a meditator would be totally unable to create anything. They’d be more or less a zombie! In reality, meditation, productivity and creativity go hand in hand.
World-renowned Tibetan meditation teacher Mingyur Rinpoche will teach on how meditation can become a great support for our daily life during his new Anytime Anywhere Meditation workshop. Mingyur Rinpoche’s profound yet accessible teachings have endeared him to students around the world. After completing formal training in Tibetan Buddhism he founded a monastic college. Later he worked with neuroscientists Drs. Francisco Varela and Richard Davidson to examine the effects of meditation on the brain; the resulting research was reported in both National Geographic & TIME.
This new programme innovative approach brings traditional wisdom for the modern world, and is designed to serve a broad range of individual people. As Mingyur Rinpoche says: “Because awareness is as present in our lives as the air we breathe, we can access it anywhere, anytime.”
The event will kick off with Matthieu Ricard, a famous Buddhist scholar, in conversation with Mingyur Rinpoche on Friday, June 30, followed by a full weekend of teachings, guided practice, and panel discussions with guest speakers sharing insightful tips drawn from their personal experience.
You will have a chance to learn from mindfulness and meditation practitioners, therapists, community workers, scientists and researchers. Guest speakers will include as well a Scottish-educated Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten, an Oxford University professor in mindfulness Mark Williams, and a pain expert Vidyamala Burch who uses meditation to manage a chronic condition.
Edinburgh-based Jenny White, who is heavily involved in planning the event which runs from June 30 to July 2, said: “In many ways it feels like Scotland is playing host to a gathering of the clans for anyone involved in or interested in mindfulness. Buddhists, mindfulness practitioners, health and wellbeing practitioners, neuro-scientists and researchers will be coming together in Scotland to share their views.”
Anytime Anywhere Meditation workshop will take place at George Watson’s College on Colinton Road, Edinburgh. The event will be also available online, making it accessible across the globe.
By registering for the event you will have access to the event itself, recordings of all the main teachings and panel discussions. It will also be simultaneously translated into Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, making it one of the most accessible meditation and mindfulness events the city has ever seen.
How to book
To book tickets for in-person event, click here.
Details of the online event can be found here.
Tergar is a non-profit organisation committed to making the benefits of meditation available to everyone.