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Opening the Heart - Joy of Living 2 Toronto 2019

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Markham, ON L3R 9T5


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Opening the Heart

Joy of Living 2 Meditation Workshop

With Tergar Instructor, Ani Miao Lin

Markham, Toronto, Canada

In this weekend meditation workshop, we will learn how meditating on loving-kindness and compassion can open our hearts to the world around us and relax the self-centered tendencies that lead to anxiety, dissatisfaction, and suffering. Cultivating loving-kindness and compassion helps us to see the basic goodness that all beings share. By relating to others in an open-hearted way, we bring peace to the mind and develop a sense of confidence and purpose. This, in turn, naturally brings harmony to our relationships and enables us to work with challenging situations more effectively.

The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, short presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Ani Miao Lin, as well as guided meditations and discussion.

This retreat is open to meditators who have previously attended a Calming the Mind: Joy of Living 1 meditation workshop and meet the practice requirements, as well as to those who have practiced meditation regularly for at least three years.

About the Instructor:

Ani Miao Lin’s profile

Ani Miao Lin has been following Mingyur Rinpoche’s teaching since 2007. She’s led Joy of Living Workshops in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and Mainland China as well as Phoenix, Arizona as a Tergar instructor during and after Rinpoche’s four and half year retreat. At the same time, she’s done oral translations for various meditation retreats and teachings of different Kagyu teachers. Ani Miao Lin has translated three books from English into Chinese: “Turning Confusion into Clarity”(Mingyur Rinpoche and Helen Tworkov, 2015), “Fearless Lion’s Roar”(Nyushul Khen Rinpoche, 2016), and “Powerful Transformation—The Alchemy of Secret Heart Essence”(Padmasambhava, Chokgyur Lingpa, Dilgo Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and others, 2018).


原籍四川成都,畢業於加拿大威弗洛利亞大學音樂系,主修聲樂。 2005年於佛光山出家,隨後在東、西方參學修持。相應禪修十幾載,恰遇明師勤參修。 2007年起至今,法師跟隨明就仁波切修學。自修之餘,過去幾年作為德噶指導員,在亞洲和北美各地帶領“開心禪”課程,兼作禪修及佛法課程的中英口譯;筆譯有《帶自己回家—藏傳佛教前行指導》 (明就仁波切著)和《無畏獅子吼》(紐修堪仁波切著)

Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

40, Shields Court

Suggested Donation (all in CDN) for Sat & Sun:

  • Base fee – $125

  • Sponsor fee - $175

  • Reduced fee for seniors (65+), full-time students – $100

  • Repeating Opening the Heart Students – $100 Special rate for those who have previously completed a Joy of Living 2 Opening the Heart workshop, either in-person or online – $100

If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please contact us at info@tergarca.org.

Please consider adding a donation to your registration. Your generosity enables Tergar Canada to offer financial assistance to those who might otherwise not be able to attend.

Cancellation Policy: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days prior to the event.


  • 基本:C$125 - 這包括該計劃的實際費用。

  • 贊助:C$175 - 這個級別允許我們為老年人,全日制學生和有限收入的學生提供降價。

  • 減價: C$100 - 補貼老年人(65歲以上)和全日制學生的費用

  • 重復學生:C$100 - 參加過開放開心禪周末研討會的人的特價。



Contact 联Pat Lim, Email:info@tergarca.org, Phone: 905-785-7882

Level 2: Opening the Heart

In the second level of the Joy of Living, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches how meditating on love, compassion, joy and equanimity can open our hearts to the world around us and decrease the self-fixation that lies at the root of suffering.

In this level, you will learn:

  • How our tendency to fixate on our own wellbeing creates anxiety and suffering

  • How positive mental states like love and compassion erode the causes of dissatisfaction

  • How these positive mental states can be cultivated through meditation

  • How ordinary experiences, and even “negative” factors like difficult emotions and physical pain, can be transformed into sources of empathy and compassion using the practice of meditation

Completion of Joy of Living 2 plus 50 hours of practice, you are qualified to join Joy of living 3.

開心禪二階簡介 –「打開你的心」




課後練習: 50個小時座上練習。


Program / 課程

There are three main programs in our community. The Joy of Living is a path of meditation that can be followed by anyone, regardless of religious or cultural orientation. The Path of Liberation is an extension of the Joy of Living and provides a path of meditation practice for those who feel inspired to follow the Buddhist path. Our Exploring Buddhism program offers a course of study based on the core teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

The Joy of Living program contains three levels:

  • Calming the Mind

  • Opening the Heart

  • Awakening Wisdom







  • 平靜你的心:「止」的禪修練習,覺性的禪修練習

  • 打開你的心:培養慈心和悲心,愛與慈悲的培養

  • 喚醒智慧心:看見真實本質,開啟智慧之眼

Level 1: Calming the Mind

In the first level of the Joy of Living, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches how awareness meditation can be used to create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. Awareness meditation allows us to use any situation or experience, even difficult emotions and physical pain, as a gateway to inner peace.

In this level, you will learn:

  • How to rest in open awareness, a state of spacious and alert presence

  • How to use visual objects, sounds, tastes, and other sense objects as supports for awareness in meditation

  • How to transform your relationship to physical pain, difficult emotions, and destructive thought patterns using the practice of awareness meditation

  • How to deal with distractions and obstacles in meditation, such as excessive thought activity, sleepiness, and discouragement

  • How to start a daily meditation practice, including the correct meditation posture and the ideal length of a meditation session

Completed 2 days Joy of Living workshop plus 50 hours of practice, you are qualified to join Joy of Living 2 – opening the heart.

開心禪一階簡介 –「平靜你的心」




• 無所緣禪修:如何安住在開放的覺知中(開放地覺知當下的狀態)。

• 有所緣禪修:如何藉由運用視覺的對境、聲音、味道,以及其他感官的對境(色、聲、香、味、觸)等作為禪修的助緣,以專注在特定對境的覺知培養覺性。

• 情緒與疼痛禪修:如何運用「止」的禪修練習,轉化身體的疼痛、煩惱和破壞性的思維模式。

• 如何處理禪修時的干擾和障礙(例如過度的思考活動、睡意和沮喪)。

• 如何開始每日的禪修練習,包括正確的禪修姿勢、修習的時間長度、以及如何在行住坐臥中養成禪修的習慣。



Level 3: Awakening Wisdom

In the third level of the Joy of Living, Mingyur Rinpoche offers guidance on the practice of insight meditation, a profound form of meditation that uproots the causes of anxiety and suffering.

In this level, you will learn:

  • How to use insight meditation to break through the distorted ideas that create confusion and suffering

  • How to see beyond superficial thoughts and emotions to the basic goodness that lies within

  • How our rigid beliefs about ourselves and the world around us keep us locked in a cycle of dissatisfaction and anxiety

  • How to see things as they actually are, rather than the mistaken version of reality that we project onto the world

Completion Joy of Living 3 plus 75 hours of practice, you are qualified to join Path of Liberation program.

開心禪三階簡介 –「喚醒智慧心」


課後練習: 75小時座上練習。


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