TWR LIVE is an innovative way to connect with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the ancient Tibetan teachings, and fellow students around the world through regular live broadcasts that can be easily viewed on Rinpoche’s Facebook page. All broadcasts are free and open to all—you don’t need a Facebook account to view them. Introductory video
- May 31, 2018, 1 p.m. New York time: “Healing Pain Through Meditation, Part 4.” A brief teaching and a deep, guided meditation for healing physical and emotional pain
- May 31, 2018, 1:40 p.m. New York time: “Discriminating wisdom—the wisdom that realizes every phenomenon as being clear and distinct in itself.” A teaching and guided meditation on one of the Five Wisdoms.
Each of these broadcasts is part of a five-week series. Learn more and access supplementary resources
Every few days Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche broadcasts live discussions of his books, interviews with experts in the fields of science and spirituality, pith wisdom teachings from the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition or other offerings. Through TWR LIVE you can broaden your knowledge and deepen your connection to the ancient wisdom traditions of Tibetan Bön Buddhism. You can also learn meditation practices and cultivate awareness for greater social and personal transformation.
To access the viewing screen, visit Rinpoche’s Facebook page at the time of the broadcast. If the screen doesn’t appear right away, the broadcast may not have begun yet, so try reloading the page. If you have a Facebook account, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions and receive answers from Rinpoche. Be sure to like his page and click “Follow” to receive a notification each time Rinpoche goes live—that way you won’t miss one of his spontaneous broadcasts between scheduled sessions.
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is the founding spiritual director of Ligmincha International, a worldwide network of Tibetan Bön Buddhist centers and spiritual communities. For more information about Rinpoche, his teaching schedule, online learning, and books, visit the Ligmincha International website.
Real-time translation: Through the generosity of volunteer translators, real-time translation of these broadcasts is available in as many as 18 languages. If a given translation isn’t available live, it may be accessible later as a recording.
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Join the discussion! In the TWR LIVE discussion group, Facebook members can share experiences of these meditation practices and learn from the experiences of others. We ask that you view TWR LIVE before joining.
Ongoing Teaching Series
PITH INSTRUCTIONS: Personal Reflections on the Heart Essence of Dzogchen
Details about upcoming teachings in this series—click here. Since September 2017, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has been offering a free, ongoing series of Pith Instructions, broadcast live from his Facebook Page. Pith instructions are an extraordinarily simple and direct way to receive and connect with the ancient Tibetan teachings. In these teachings and guided meditations, Rinpoche draws from his own years of personal reflection on the heart-essence teachings of dzogchen. The dzogchen, or “great perfection,” teachings are considered the path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching and practice in the Bön Buddhist tradition. Their practices can transport the practitioner directly into the nature of mind, which is our true essence.
Throughout the series you can visit Rinpoche’s Facebook page to view each scheduled broadcast. Because of Rinpoche’s extensive travels in coming days and weeks — including uncertain Internet access and time-zone considerations — there must be flexibility in the broadcast schedule. Please stay tuned for further updates! Between scheduled sessions Rinpoche will offer occasional, unscheduled live broadcasts, including conversations with invited guests on related topics. All sessions are recorded for future viewing.
- 3-min. video: Rinpoche introduces the Pith Instructions series
- Archives of TWR LIVE recordings: 2018 / 2016-7
From October 22–28, 2017, Ligmincha International hosted a full week of special online observances in honor of its 25th anniversary! View the wide variety of contributions from Ligmincha’s worldwide centers and sanghas.
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To support the ongoing needs of the online community, student volunteers are available to help you access in-person teachings or online courses with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, or to direct you to further information. Your ideas for future broadcasts are also most welcome! So is your support, whether through online technical assistance or monetary donations.