News About Our Guru Mingyur Rinpoche

Guru Returns To His Center

The Yongey Buddhist Center is pleased to report on the return of our guru, the Very Venerable Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Over the days of June 13 thru 15, Rinpoche conducted a Level 3 Mahamudra Retreat at the Center and held special teaching events at night.


A Welcome Banquet was held the first night where over 300 students and friends warmly welcomed Rinpoche’s return. The next evening Rinpoche gave a teaching at the Embassy Suites on the subject of Inner Peace and related some of his experiences while on retreat.   The following morning Rinpoche accepted those seeking Refuge and bestowed the Karma Pakshi Empowerment on the attendees. Both events were to a full house of over 300.


A Farewell Luncheon for Rinpoche was held after the Empowerment and attended by the Yongey Buddhist Center members, the Mahamudra retreatants and many friends. Rinpoche’s visit was short but very rewarding for everyone.