Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your enrollment for any reason during the first week. The deadline is the first Friday of the workshop, and we will refund your enrollment fee less credit card fees charged by our payment processing provider.

Time-Zone Friendly: There are no set class times. Participants from all over the world can attend and no prior experience is needed. Audio/Visual material is pre-recorded and streamed. You can replay the instructional sessions as often as you need for the duration of the workshop.

System Requirements: Broadband Internet access is essential due to the streamed video content. We recommend the Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers for use with our course web sites. GlideWing Workshop Videos are compatible with all desktop, notebook and mobile devices, including Apple and Android tablets and smartphones.

Comments from Workshop Participants:

"An indispensible practice. Such clear instruction and warm support. It's hard to imagine that any practice could be more important than this one".— Margot, Brisbane, Australia

"The Workshop was more profound and Rinpoche's presence stronger than I could have imagined. A guided journey to one's true nature that everybody should take". — Reija, Helsinki, Finland

"It was a very deep experience. A treasure for my life. A new way to be. Thanks very much for this so precious gift!" — Guido, Switzerland

"This is a gem of a course. Wise and practical". — Kristi, Leesburg, U.S.

"The ability to ask questions of Rinpoche and to see the questions of other participants along with Rinpoche's answers was invaluable. This type of sharing increases the learning so much. We seem to be physically located so far away from each other, and yet this space was a shared space. The opportunity to have instruction in the midst of 'every day' activities and responsibilities was particularly useful — to see the immediate impact/benefit of the teachings in my daily life". — Jennifer, Toronto, Canada

"I’ve never thought before that an online workshop could offer such a clear and so very high spiritual teaching in such a profound way that it touches every aspect of my being in a healing way. It is real beyond imagination. Now. At any moment I’m practicing what I’ve learnt. These teachings have the power to lift enormous weights that life has put upon me. I’m feeling great humility and gratitude towards Rinpoche, his lineage and all the spiritual masters". — Andrea, Munich, Germany

"This online workshop format really works. ... Honestly I've received these teachings orally and from readings before, but after this course I feel like I finally understand what it is all about. Maybe this is due to Rinpoche's clear teachings in union with my readiness to absorb; so the result is progress I can observe. Yeah!!!" — Tran, Virginia, U.S.

"A great treasure was shared". — Lexa, U.S.

"I have to admit that I was a little hesitant about an ‘online’ workshop, but something kept compelling me to sign up. I am astounded by what a rich experience this has been. Being able to ask Rinpoche questions was a real gift. The format of the workshop was so user-friendly. And it was nice to be able to start and stop the videos, rewind, make sure I understood, etc, as well as practice with Rinpoche through these videos. I can't say enough about how much I have enjoyed and benefited from this experience. Thank you". — Kim, Colorado, U.S.

"To receive so powerful teachings in the context of a home retreat has been for me a unique experience of having teachings when I am really ready to receive them, to be able to listen them as many times I need to taste each of their words and, finally, to have the opportunity to integrate them in my everyday life at the same time…. I have no words to express the gratitude I feel to Rinpoche for this gift!". — Martine, Grenoble, France

"The experiences during this workshop gave me more trust, more space in every part of my life. … I will continue to practice it and maintain the feeling, the knowing of being blessed and protected. Thank you very much!!!" — Cornelia, Berlin, Germany

"I really appreciate Rinpoche's clear and understandable teachings. Each word is meaningful. His responses to the questions are very empathetic and to the point". — Gabriele, Kematen/Krems, Austria.

"I like that your time and habits reorganize around the workshop. Entering it I could not really imagine what would be happening but it gradually became a really important part of my life and I bent my time according to the workshop’s schedule. It really gives the idea about what is really important and what is not so much". — Robert, Libcice nad Vltavou, Czech Republic

"During this workshop, I observed a deep protection while I practiced informally. I had a lot of obstacles but I understand that it was to test me!" — Claude, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

"Gave me insights I never had before." — Leticia, A'dam, Netherlands

"I recognize and deeply appreciate that this format has made accessible a precious and important teaching to a wide audience that otherwise would not be possible. This teaching is highly pertinent to the current times we are in!" — Steven, Oregon, U.S.

"Gratitude for such an awesome experience right in my home and appreciation for all that helped in making this workshop possible, many thanks." — Jini, U.S.

Workshop Information

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Tibetan Meditation with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

The Nature of Mind - Achieving Great Bliss through Pure Awareness

A three-week online workshop with personal support
and guidance provided by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

July 20 - August 11, 2024
Workshop registration: US$ 349.00

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This ancient Tibetan Meditation practice helps you to enter a state of pure awareness that can bring you peace, joy, and ultimately, full realization.

In this interactive course, renowned Tibetan teacher and author Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche guides you through five steps of a simple yet profound meditation practice. Each step permits you to progressively expand and deepen your state of conscious awareness, supporting you to let go of the conventional, ego-based identity that causes suffering and to discover and rest in your inner essence — the blissful reality of who you truly are.

Dzogchen, also known as the "Great Perfection" or "Great Completion," is considered the path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching and practice in the Bön Buddhist tradition. For practitioners, it offers the potential for ultimate realization during a single lifetime. Until the late 20th century these ancient teachings were kept secret and offered to very few students of any generation. For all these reasons, attending the teachings represents a unique and precious opportunity.

The Meditation of Great Bliss: The Fivefold Teachings of Dawa Gyaltsen

Dawa Gyaltsen, an 8th century dzogchen meditation master, directly introduced his own students to the nature of mind through these five simple lines, known as the Fivefold Teachings:

  • Vision is mind
  • Mind is empty
  • Emptiness is clear light
  • Clear light is union
  • Union is great bliss

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche devotes each primary session of his teaching videos to explaining one line in depth, and each session concludes with a guided meditation that helps to transport you directly to the intended state of consciousness described by that line. For brief explanation of the Fivefold Teachings, see “Discovering the True Nature of Mind,” an article by Rinpoche at LionsRoar.com

About the Workshop

The three-week workshop is divided into six teaching sessions plus an introduction to its practices. Because the workshop is intended to be experiential rather than purely philosophical or conceptual in nature, each teaching session provides guidance and exercises for your formal and informal practice. A series of instructional videos are introduced in progression throughout the three weeks. Every few days a new teaching session is introduced, allowing you to view and practice on your own schedule. Each teaching session concludes with a guided meditation, along with an MP3 audio version that can be downloaded and kept for ongoing practice.

Throughout the workshop Rinpoche recommends devoting at least 20 minutes, twice a day, to formal meditation practice, as well as engaging in moments of “informal practice” throughout your day. He also encourages ample use of the private, protected discussion forum where participants from around the world can share experiences in writing, discover commonality in their challenges and successes, and support each other in applying the practices.

The videos in the workshop were recorded specifically for this program, and once a teaching session has been introduced it remains available for your review throughout the duration of the course. It is important to us that you have as much time as you need to complete your work, so we are offering all participants extended access to the videos and other course materials for two weeks after the course formally ends.

Rinpoche makes himself available throughout the three weeks of the workshop to answer questions about the teachings and your experiences with the practices through our private workshop forums and messaging system. While you will have the ability to ask Rinpoche questions privately, we encourage you to use the forums so that everyone may benefit from your experiences and from Rinpoche's responses and guidance. Through the forums, you will be able to communicate and share your experiences with the group who will be working with the teachings along with you. Rinpoche has a very busy travel and teaching schedule and is in great demand, and he asks that your questions be about the teachings presented in the workshop and in particular, your experiences with them. He also asks that your questions come from the heart, rather than being conceptual or merely inquisitive in nature.

Workshop Features:

  • Three-week teacher-guided online workshop
  • Step-by-step video instructions via streaming video
  • New material released twice a week
  • Six hours of video instruction and meditations
  • No set class times — review video instruction any time and as often as necessary throughout the workshop
  • Downloadable guided meditations for your ongoing practice
  • Continuous personal support and individual advice from Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche via workshop forums
  • Easy-to-use and -navigate course site
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