Dear Westchester Buddhist Center Community,

From time to time we would like to bring events to your attention that we are not directly involved in, but are unique events with teachers with whom we have a deep connection, events that may not be well publicized, events that may have limited space and will soon fill up. There is one such event coming up on July 13th that we would like to let you know about and encourage you to consider attending. It is a public talk by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a wonderful Tibetan teacher whom we have hosted in the past and with whom we have a deep “family lineage” connection through our teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and Mingyur Rinpoche’s father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.  Mingyur Rinpoche is also the brother of another teacher we have hosted, Tsoknyi Rinpoche.  Below is the information on this talk in NYC.

In the Dharma,

Derek, Jane and John

Dreaming, Dying, and Awareness


An evening talk with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and neuroscientist Richard Davidson


Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Riverside Church, New York City



The practice of meditation puts us in touch with a source of inner peace and well-being that we can experience at any time, even when we find ourselves in chaotic or challenging circumstances. In Tibetan Buddhism, the challenges of life are used as opportunities to nurture awareness, compassion, and wisdom. The process of dying is said to present a unique and potent opportunity to awaken. The key to taking advantage of this opportunity lies in two of the most common experiences in our lives: the states of deep sleep and dreaming. For more than a thousand years, meditation practices that enable us to explore these states of consciousness have been valued as profound methods for transforming the mind and preparing for the moment of death.


In this evening talk, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche will offer teachings on sleeping, dreaming, and ways to approach death with dignity, awareness, and care. His talk will draw on classical teachings from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and his own experience while on retreat. Neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson will offer a scientific perspective based on his research on the neural bases of emotion and methods to promote human flourishing, including meditation. The talk will include a question and answer session and is suitable for anyone with an interest in meditation and Tibetan Buddhism.



  • Base Fee – $40 (This level covers the actual costs of delivering this program.)
  • Sponsor Fee – $55 (This level allows us to provide a reduced fee ticket option for those with limited financial resources.)
  • Reduced Fee – $25 (Reduced fee tickets are available at a reduced rate for students, seniors and others on limited incomes.)


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