IMPORTANT MESSAGE Recordings of teachings will be made available, but please note that it is preferable and highly recommended to attend the live sessions if at all possible. Recordings are only intended for participants who may be prevented from attending the live sessions due to an emergency or problems with internet connectivity.

This event happened on July 18


This course takes place July 18-20, 2020

Who can attend this event?

This retreat is open to those who have already completed the first two levels of The Joy of Living including the practice requirements.


Registration will close 24 hours in advance of the event. Full refunds will be given for cancellation requests up to 48 hours in advance of the event.


Translation from English will be offered in Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

“Insight practice offers us the opportunity to recognize, on an experiential level, how deeply our perceptions condition our experience. In other words, who and what we perceive is in large part a fabrication of the mind.”

Explore the practice of insight meditation under Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s direct guidance. By bringing our unchallenged beliefs and patterns into the light of awareness, we can see how our rigid ideas often blind us to the richness of our true nature. The wisdom that arises through insight meditation allows us to see our inner experience clearly. This leads to a sense of freedom, well-being, and confidence that is rooted in awareness itself and available to us each and every moment.

This retreat is open to those who have already completed the first two levels of The Joy of Living, including the practice requirements.

In Mingyur Rinpoche’s tradition, spending time in solo or group retreat is highly valued as an important way to deepen our understanding and experience of meditation. Whether you have never done a retreat before or are a seasoned practitioner, Tergar’s online retreats provide an excellent opportunity to taste the benefits of sustained practice.


  • Live teaching and practice sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Guided meditation and teaching sessions with Tergar Instructors
  • Practice sessions with a Tergar Facilitator including a series of gentle, meditative physical exercises called Awareness Yoga
  • Discussion groups
  • Q&A sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche

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About Mingyur Rinpoche

In his approach to teaching meditation, Mingyur Rinpoche integrates traditional Buddhist practice and philosophy with the current scientific understanding of the mind and mental health – making the practice of mediation relevant and accessible to students around the world.

Mingyur Rinpoche is a world-renowned meditation teacher with personal experience of anxiety and panic attacks, which he suffered from throughout his childhood and into his teenage years, when he learned to transform his panic through meditation. Born in Nepal in 1975, Mingyur Rinpoche began to study meditation as a young boy with his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, himself a well-respected Buddhist teacher. As a child he became interested in contemporary science through conversations with scientists who were visiting his father, and as he grew older he began to collaborate with neuroscientists and psychologists, including Richard Davidson and Antoine Lutz at the University of Wisconsin, on research projects that study the effects of meditation on the brain and the mind.

Mingyur Rinpoche’s first book, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into over twenty languages. His second book, Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom, explores how difficult emotions and challenging life situations can be used as stepping stones to discover joy and freedom. In his most recent book, In Love with the World, Mingyur Rinpoche shares how his meditation practice sustained him when he left his monastery to wander through India and the powerfully transformative insights he gained from the near-death experience he had at the beginning of his journey. Mingyur Rinpoche recently appeared in the Netflix series The Mind, Explained, in an episode about the benefits of mindfulness.

As the head of the Tergar Meditation Community, Mingyur Rinpoche supports groups of students in more than thirty countries, leading workshops around the world for new and returning students every year.

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