22nd November, 2019: Students and staff members of TCV Upper had been blessed by His Eminence, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s visit on 22nd November 2019. Rinpoche is a well-known Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and best-selling author. At 10 am, the school heads received Rinpoche and his escorts and took them around for a brief campus tour.
At 11 am, students and staff members of senior section gathered at the school auditorium for Rinpoche’s audience and teaching on meditation.
Rinpoche made the act of meditation so simple and interesting for students. He began his teaching by explaining the immediate and long term benefits of meditation in our real life. Students enjoyed practicing the three simple methods of meditation and selecting the one that they like. Rinpoche reiterated the very nature of human mind, and how it could be successfully tamed through regular meditation.
The Q and A session after almost two hours of teaching paved a way to clear doubts about the meditation and simple Buddhist principles.
In the afternoon, students and teachers of junior and infant section; kindergarten to V, had separate audience of Rinpoche and rare privilege to learn and exercise the simplest approach to effective meditation and practice mindfulness. Rinpoche’s teaching on meditation for young children was extremely fun and interactive yet powerful and motivating.
Mr. Tsultrim Dorjee la, the school Director proposed a vote of thanks speech and presented a clay cup made of soil from Tibet, as a souvenir. Everyone was given a chance to pose for a group photo with Rinpoche.
Mrs. Yeshi Dolma