Begins September 6: New TWR LIVE Series on Pith Instructions

twr live logo fullFrom September 6 through November 29, 2017, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will offer a free, 12-week series of Pith Instructions, broadcast each Wednesday live from his Facebook Page.

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Pith instructions are an extraordinarily simple and direct way to receive and connect with the ancient Tibetan teachings, which can sometimes seem a bit complicated, in part because of how students think about and relate to them. In this series of TWR LIVE teachings, Rinpoche will draw from his own years of personal reflection on the heart-essence teachings of dzogchen.

Each Wednesday at 1 p.m. New York time he will offer a new pith instruction live on Facebook. Rinpoche will present each teaching in a way that is particularly simple and accessible.Students will be encouraged to reflect on and experience its wisdom as directly, openly and immediately as possible.

The dzogchen, or "great perfection," teachings are considered the path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching and practice in the Bön Buddhist tradition. Their practices transport the practitioner directly into the nature of mind, which is our true essence.

Each pith instruction will be based on one of three different categories: base, path and fruition.

  • Base: four weekly pith instructions that help us to understand our true nature — September 6, 20 and 27; and October 4
  • Path: four weekly pith instructions that support us in directly realizing this truth through meditation practice — October 11, 18 and 25; and November 1
  • Fruition: four weekly pith instructions that help us to fully realize, with confidence, who we really are, the truth that is already within us, and to fully manifest this realization in our life for the benefit of others — November 8, 15, 22 and 29

Between Wednesday sessions, Rinpoche will offer occasional scheduled and unscheduled TWR LIVE sessions to elaborate on previous sessions or answer viewers' questions, plus special live conversations on related topics with invited teachers of the Bön or other traditions.

All TWR LIVE sessions are recorded for future viewing. For the latest schedule updates related to this series, click here

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TWR LIVE is an innovative way for you to connect with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the ancient Tibetan teachings and fellow students around the world through regular live broadcasts that can be easily viewed on Rinpoche’s Facebook page. All broadcasts are free and open to all—you don’t need a Facebook account to view them.

To access the viewing screen, visit Rinpoche’s Facebook page at the time of the broadcast. If the screen doesn’t appear right away, the broadcast may not have begun yet, so try reloading the page. If you have a Facebook account, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions and receive answers from Rinpoche—be sure to “like” his page and click “Follow” to receive a notification each time Rinpoche goes live.

About Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International, is an acclaimed author as well as a highly respected and beloved teacher to students throughout the world. He is the author of The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep; Tibetan Sound Healing; Wonders of the Natural Mind; Healing With Form, Energy and Light: The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen; Unbounded Wholeness (with Anne Carolyn Klein); Awakening the Sacred Body; Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind; Awakening the Luminous Mind; and The True Source of Healing: How the Ancient Tibetan Practice of Soul Retrieval Can Transform and Enrich Your Life.

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