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Kagyu Teachers - 7th Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

7th Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was born in 1975 in Nepal and was recognized by H.H. the 16th Karmapa and H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. When Rinpoche was nine years old, he went to the hermitage of Nagi Gompa in Nepal to study Mahamudra and Dzogchen teachings, with his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
At the age of 11 he was invited by H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche to study at Sherab Ling, India, where he learned Buddhist rituals and Tantras. With 13 years Mingyur Rinpoche entered the traditional 3-year retreat under the guidance of Saljey Rinpoche. At the age of 17 he was asked by H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche to become the retreat master.

 

At the age of 20, he was asked by Situ Rinpoche to become assistant Khenpo of Sherab Ling, where he established a new monastic college.
Mingyur Rinpoche received many important Buddhist transmissions from several high Buddhist masters like Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche and Trulshik Rinpoche. Additionally he held several discussions with neuroscientists and attended studies and researches on the effects of meditation at several universities like the University of Wisconsin and at Harvard University. The results of the studies were reported in many widely read publications. Rinpoche teaches all over the world where he advises a large number of Mediation Centers and Groups.