£150 – £260
Mind and Emptiness:  Path of Liberation Level 2 - Edinburgh

Mind and Emptiness: Path of Liberation Level 2 - Edinburgh

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£150 – £260

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George Watson's College

69 Colinton Road


EH10 5EG

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Mingyur Rinpoche introduces the second pointing out instruction for Tergar’s Path of Liberation.

About this event


The essence of Tergar’s Path of Liberation is cultivating insight into the nature of mind. Critically, this nature is emptiness. During this retreat, Mingyur Rinpoche will introduce the second pointing out instruction which elucidates this truth. He will also give a refuge ceremony and bestow the White Tara empowerment. An embodiment of enlightened activity, White Tara serves as the principal deity of the Tergar lineage. Moreover, during this retreat you will receive instructions on the Nectar of the Path and traditional Ngondro practices.

Why should I attend?

This program represents the core of Mingyur Rinpoche’s Path of Liberation Training, providing further instructions on the nature of mind. These teachings and practices are profoundly transformative and put you directly in touch with your true nature.

What will I learn?

The techniques taught in this program, and associated benefits, are the most profound in the Buddhist tradition. In this program, you will:

  • receive the second pointing out instruction
  • receive the White Tara empowerment and basic instructions
  • learn how to sustain the recognition of nature of mind throughout your life
  • continue to learn about the Ngondro and Nectar of the Path practices

What is included in this programme?

  • Live teachings and practice sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Teaching sessions with Tergar Lamas Khenpo Kunga and Lama Trinley
  • Guided meditation and Q&A sessions with Tergar instructors and facilitators
  • Discussion groups
  • Q&A sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche

Requirements for participation:

To have attended Path of Liberation Level 1. Completion of the corresponding practice requirements is NOT required in order to participate in this event. Path of Liberation 1 is being offered April 15-18, 2022 online. If you attend this Path of Liberation 1, you can attend this program.

The requirements for participation were set in consultation with Mingyur Rinpoche. In turn, we ask that you honour them. Thank you!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION (Please read before registering.)

This is a non-residential retreat. You will need to secure your own accommodation if you need it and purchase meals. Please see the section below "Travel, Accommodation, and Other Local Information".

Ticket prices and discounts:

Tergar is a non-profit organisation committed to making the benefits of meditation available to everyone. If the fees are a deterrent, please contact edinburgh@tergar.org for a discount of 50% off of the reduced fee or to inquire about other options.

At Tergar Edinburgh we want to acknowledge that the continued rises in the Cost of Living throughout the UK and Europe is impacting on many of us financially. We have therefore made additional efforts this year to make these teachings accessible to as many people as possible.

As the cost of putting on these events is currently higher than ever however, we would like to invite those of you who are able to pay the sponsorship rate to please consider doing so.

Also, if you would like to help sponsor a particular part of the cost of putting on the retreat, such as travel, food and accommodation for the Lamas, venue hire, refreshments for participants, shrine flowers or technical equipment costs, then please either contact us at edinburgh@tergar.org or donate via PayPal here.

If you do choose to make a donation, please let us know your preference for which category of expenditure you would like to contribute towards and include the reference POL2. Please note that if we receive more sponsorship for any particular category than is required, you are agreeing for Tergar Edinburgh to use the donated funds to help offset any of the other costs related to the POL2 event.

Thank you very much. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

COVID-19 policy for in-person events in 2022:

Please adhere to the local Covid restrictions that are in place at the time of the event.

Tergar also recommends that face masks are worn as an extra precaution to keep everyone safe.

What's the refund policy?:

  • We ask that you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the programme start date for a full refund. If you cancel between 7 days and the program start date, we will deduct an administrative fee of £50 from your refund.
  • If you need to cancel because of illness, between 7 days prior and the start of the event, we will provide a full refund.
  • To cancel prior to 7 days before the programme, sign into the EventBrite account that you created by registering (if you did not create a password during registration you will need to follow the prompts on the EventBrite website to do so). Inside your account, navigate to your tickets (top right), click the 'Request a Refund' button, and provide the information requested.
  • Please contact edinburgh@tergar.org if you need to cancel within 7 days before the program starts.


The program will begin on Friday, July 8th with check in at 1:00 p.m. and teachings starting at 2:00 p.m. UK Time. The programme will end at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10th. We will need to scan your ticket at check-in. You can either print the PDF ticket attached to your confirmation email or you can also download the Eventbrite App on your smart phone and show your e-ticket at the door.

Here is a link to the full schedule.

Please bring your Tergar Daily Chants, Nectar of the Path and Ngondro liturgies if you have them. We will have a limited number of copies designated for those who have not previously received them from Tergar.

Following the Path of Liberation event, Mingyur Rinpoche will teach a 2 day meditation workshop at the same venue - "Finding Peace in an Uncertain Time" - This event is open to everyone, and will take place Monday 11th - Tuesday 12th July. More information and registration can be found HERE.

Travel, Accommodation, and Other Local Information:

Please review this document for local travel and accommodation information. This is a non-residential retreat. You will need to secure your own accommodation if you need it and purchase your own meals.

If you have questions about the location, transportation and accommodations or need special seating or have other requirements, please contact edinburgh@tergar.org


In his approach to teaching meditation, Mingyur Rinpoche integrates traditional Buddhist practice and philosophy with the current scientific understanding of the mind and mental health – making the practice of meditation relevant and accessible to students around the world. For further information check here.

In addition, there will be teachings by Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga and Lama Trinley. Click on their names for more information.

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