New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

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New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby conebeckham » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:09 pm

Surprised no one's put these up, yet...they're all over FB this morning. Image

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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby justsit » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:34 pm

Wow, I would never have recognized him with hair.
He looks so happy.

E ma ho!
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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:45 pm

I think that's a better look for him.
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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby Adamantine » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:59 pm

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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby AlexanderS » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:03 pm

HIs beard is really wicked
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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby conebeckham » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:22 pm

Here's the letter, just translated:

To my dear mother, relatives, monastic community, students, and all those with whom I share a connection,

Due to the blessings of the gurus, I am in good health and not experiencing any obstacles. At present, I am wandering without any fixed location from place to place. Right now I am with Lama Tashi, whom I met unexpectedly. Lama Tashi earnestly asked to accompany me and I accepted his request. He gave me some food, clothing, and other necessities. He also relayed to me both good and bad news, which left me feeling a mixture of happiness and sadness.

Recently, Lama Tashi has been diligently practicing the foundation practices (ngondro) and main practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. I myself am wandering without any fixed location, staying in isolated mountain hermitages and other such places. I have experienced feelings of happiness and suffering, rising and falling like waves on the surface of the ocean. At times, food and clothing have been hard to come by and I have felt cold, hungry, and thirsty. Even when I have begged for alms, I received nothing but insults and harsh words. At other times, I have received food and clothing effortlessly, without even asking for them, and in my mind it felt as though I were enjoying the pleasures of the gods. While I have experienced both happiness and suffering, the most important thing is that a deep and heartfelt sense of certainty has arisen in the depths of my being, such that no matter what happens, I know that the true nature of these experiences, their very essence, is that of timeless awareness and vast compassion.

This natural clarity of awareness has been with us from the very beginning. It is the very essence and true nature of our minds. Day and night, it is always present. Therefore, one must maintain the flow of pure awareness to the best of one’s ability, without meditating, yet not getting lost in distraction. Great love and compassion are also innate qualities of our being. All the thoughts, destructive emotions, and suffering we encounter are, in essence, completely permeated by vast compassion. As a sign of this, we naturally wish to enjoy happiness and to be free of suffering. While all beings have great wisdom and compassion, this is not always apparent. This is simply because they have not recognized what they already have. Thus, aside from merely recognizing our own true nature, there isn’t the slightest thing to meditate on. Recognizing the importance of this, I have passed my days feeling joyful and content, wandering through the mountains and valleys and staying here and there. From my heart, I sincerely encourage all of you to practice diligently in this manner as well.

Lama Tashi has now returned to the city with this letter, along with some pictures of my retreat that he requested. I hope you enjoy them. I pray that we meet again before long, gathering together with joy and happiness to enjoy the richness of the Dharma.

Mingyur Tulku
January 2nd, 2014

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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby practitioner » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:50 am

So great to see his retreat is going so well. So nice to see his smiling face!
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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby philji » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:27 am

Well done Cone for posting, I didn't want to be the first to post them... :namaste:
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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby Karma Jinpa » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:31 am

Saw the pic of him reclining on the rocks, and totally didn't recognize him at all!!! Yet more proof that perception shapes reality. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a truly extraordinary lama, and we are greatly blessed to be able to get such glimpses into the life and practice of such a modern mahasiddha. He really lives and breathes the path.

May Rinpoche's smiling face serve to benefit beings by causing them to give rise to bodhicitta; may his example always inspire us to practice; and may he tame those to be tamed for aeons & aeons!

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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby Lindama » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:28 pm

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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby tellyontellyon » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:55 pm

That beard suits him. I hope he keeps it. I met him when he came to Cardiff to teach a while back. He is a great teacher.
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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby philji » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:07 pm

Tellyontellyon says.....That beard suits him. I hope he keeps it. I met him when he came to Cardiff to teach a while back. He is a great teacher

I remember I think we sat next to you!!!!! :woohoo:
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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby tellyontellyon » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:31 pm

:woohoo:
I've still got the little silver Buddha necklace. :twothumbsup:
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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby philji » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:16 pm

Lovely... I hope you are well. Do you still go to the Swansea meetings with Lama Rabsang?
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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby tellyontellyon » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:41 am

I haven't been for ages because I work on a Wednesday evening. But I'm hoping to spend a week up in Brynmawr soon for a personal retreat. Hope you are well? Lovely wedding photos by the way.
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Re: New Pics of H.E> Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche

Postby TaTa » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:40 pm

Im very happy to hear news from him. I have been thinking a lot about him last month while in retreat. Good news=)
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