Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has launched an innovative way for you to connect with him, 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.
To access the viewing screen, visit Rinpoche’s Facebook page at the time of the broadcast (scroll down to see the broadcast schedule). 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. Between broadcasts, recordings of previous TWR LIVE events can be viewed here.
Every few days Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will broadcast live discussions of his books, interviews with experts in the fields of science and spirituality, pith wisdom teachings from the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition and much more. Through these new TWR LIVE broadcasts, viewers can even enjoy occasional impromptu live streams featuring Rinpoche, his family and/or his travels. 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.
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.
Upcoming TWR LIVE Broadcasts
This broadcast schedule is updated regularly—check back often to see what’s coming next.
Real-time translation: Through the generosity of volunteer translators, real-time translation of these broadcasts is available in as many as 12 languages. Click to access: Czech, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, and Turkish
NEW: March 14–March 23, 2017: 10 Days of Guided Meditation with Rinpoche and Practice Leaders
- March 14, 1 p.m. NY time: Guided meditation with Rinpoche via Facebook live. Rinpoche will base this practice on viewers’ needs, determined by chat comments posted by viewers throughout the 7-week series of broadcasts. View recording
- March 15 through March 22: Daily Facebook Live guided meditations led by designated practice leaders in 16 different languages. Daily meditations will be based on Rinpoche’s March 14 guided meditation.
- March 23, 1 p.m. NY time: Guided meditation with Rinpoche via Facebook live to conclude the 10-day series of guided meditations.
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 12:00 noon Eastern Time U.S. (New York time)
A CONVERSATION WITH RESEARCHER KRISTIN NEFF
The Science of Compassion: How research underlines the value of cultivating compassion for oneself and others.
Drawing from ancient wisdom teachings, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will discuss with Dr. Neff the implications of her pioneering research, which demonstrates that self-compassion leads to healthier lifestyle habits, lowers anxiety and depression, enhances motivation, supports more satisfying relationships, and is linked to enhanced immune function. Learn more
Saturday, Mar. 25, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time U.S. (New York time)
A CONVERSATION WITH NEUROBIOLOGIST, PSYCHOLOGIST, AND COGNITIVE SCIENTIST DAVID PRESTI
The Science of Meditating While Asleep: Lucid dreaming and conscious sleeping from the perspectives of modern science and direct meditative experience.
Berkeley professor David E. Presti, Ph.D., discusses the contemporary study of sleep and consciousness, drawing from central concepts of Western neuroscience, evolutionary biology, chemistry, and physics. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche elaborates on how these concepts agree with Buddhist philosophy and meditation theory, based on centuries of self-observation by great Tibetan meditation masters. Learn more
For More Information
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.