This event happened on July 11

Calming the Mind (Joy of Living 1)

Online Retreat With Mingyur Rinpoche


This course takes place July 11-13, 2020


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.

Who can attend this event?

This retreat is open to all meditators.


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

“To the extent that you can acknowledge the true power of your mind, you can begin to exercise more control over your experience. Pain, sadness, fear, anxiety, depression and all other forms of suffering no longer disrupt your life as forcefully as they used to”

Learn how cultivating awareness can help create a peaceful mind and joyful heart under Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s direct guidance. The practice of meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult emotions and painful thoughts, into sources of joy. In this retreat, we will explore the landscape of our experience with mindful awareness, learning how to use the body, sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as support for meditation.

This retreat is suitable for meditators of all levels as well as those who would like to begin a meditation practice.

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.


  • How to begin a meditation practice
  • How awareness of the five senses can help to make your mind more calm
  • How awareness of sensations can help you to deal with negative emotions and physical pain
  • How to practice meditation in everyday life


  • Live teaching and practice sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Guided meditation and teaching sessions with Tergar Instructors and Facilitators
  • 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

What is meditation?

Meditation is utterly simple and natural – we don’t need to change our minds, but just be present as we are. Watch this short teaching with Mingyur Rinpoche to learn what meditation is about.

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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 meditation 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.