This event happened on May 28

Befriending Challenging Emotions:

Deepening Joy of Living Retreat with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche


Recordings of Rinpoche's teaching sessions will be posted within 72 hours after the end of the last session and will be available for a limited time.


This event takes place May 28-29, 2022.

Who can attend this event?

This program is open to everyone.


Registration will close 1 hour in advance of the event. Full refunds will be given for cancellation requests up to 1 hour in advance of the event.


Translation from English will be offered in Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

“We no longer avoid situations that have disturbed us in the past, or that evoke destructive patterns or emotional outbursts. We begin to rely on another aspect of mind that exists beneath our reactivity. “ — Mingyur Rinpoche, In Love with the World

Meditation can help transform our experience of challenging emotions like panic and  anxiety. Instead of being feared, they become supports for spiritual growth. During this 2-day retreat, Mingyur Rinpoche will introduce powerful meditation techniques to help make this shift a reality. Throughout our time together, you will receive practical instructions for implementing these teachings in your everyday life. 


Our usual strategies of occupying the mind with distractions does not bring the lasting effect we may hope for. In fact, challenging emotions like panic and anxiety can grow in strength when we try these tactics. In contrast, by using the meditation techniques presented by Mingyur Rinpoche, which are highly relatable and easily applicable, we are able to befriend these emotions and connect with our mind’s natural potential. 


In this program, you will learn how to:

  • stop avoiding and blocking difficult emotions like panic
  • cultivate the ability to simply be present with challenging emotions
  • apply different meditation techniques in formal meditation and daily life practice
  • calm your mind and stay grounded
  • use triggers such as challenging emotions as support for meditation 


  • Teachings and Q&A with Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Group practice and Q&A with Tergar guides
  • Opportunities for self-guided practice
  • Discussion groups

About the Befriending Emotions retreat 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 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.

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