This event happened on May 1

Beyond Mindfulness:

The Essence of Meditation with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche


This event takes place May 1, 2021.


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.

Who can attend this event?

This program is open to everyone and is especially intended for those who wish to begin learning how to meditate.


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

“The only difference between meditation and the ordinary, everyday process of thinking, feeling, and sensation is the application of the simple, bare awareness that occurs when you allow your mind to rest simply as it is—without chasing after thoughts or becoming distracted by feelings or sensations.” — Mingyur Rinpoche

Many of us are currently facing unprecedented challenges in our lives. Meditation can provide us with the tools necessary to recognize our innate potential and increase our well-being, regardless of circumstance. The key here is understanding what meditation actually means. Meditation goes beyond the serene or blissed-out mindfulness presented in pop-culture. It is not a zombie-like state that is free from thought and emotion, either. As elucidated by Mingyur Rinpoche, meditation is a process of discovery — a path of realizing the inherent potential that exists within each of us. During this event, you will explore the core elements of meditation, including awareness, compassion, and wisdom. Join us and discover your true potential.


Can meditation help us to cope with challenging emotions that arise in response to these unprecedented times? The British Journal of Clinical Psychology says the benefits of meditation include “robust and substantial reductions in symptoms of anxiety.” In this program with Mingyur Rinpoche, a meditation master known for his humor, intelligence, and kindness, you will learn how to use meditation to be able to relate to the multitude of challenges we face today in a more constructive way. Mingyur Rinpoche will explain how these meditation techniques transformed his own life, helping him to overcome a childhood panic disorder, and how they can similarly help you! 


In this workshop we will learn:

  • What meditation actually is
  • The basic techniques of meditation
  • The first steps of inner transformation
  • Ways to understand how the mind works
  • How to embrace all aspects of life with meditative awareness
  • How to transform stressful situations and challenging emotions into support for awareness
  • Tools to discover your innate potential


  • Teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Guided meditation practices
  • Q&A 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.