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Leading with Compassion and Wisdom Workshop (Online)

with Mingyur Rinpoche, Bill George, and Ya Ping Chang


This event takes place June 2–3, 2023.


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 workshop is suitable for everyone with an interest in leadership at all levels.


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

"The challenges we face in the 21st century call for a new form of leadership. It is no longer enough to be an expert and have all the answers. To lead effectively, we need to embody wisdom and compassion in every aspect of our lives." — Mingyur Rinpoche

Cultivating wisdom and compassion not only boosts our own mental health and emotional well-being, but also strengthens our ability to provide effective leadership and support others in a healthy way. In this workshop, renowned leaders Mingyur Rinpoche, Bill George, and Ya Ping Chang will share insights from their own life journeys and the practical tools they use to strengthen these essential skills. Their guidance will illuminate how everyone has the potential to lead and how we can use meditation, self-inquiry, and supportive relationships to tap into our full potential to lead with wisdom and compassion.


How do we tap our full potential to lead in these uncertain times? The growing challenges we face as a species play out in both our personal and professional lives, calling us to navigate the turmoil of the 21st century with wisdom and compassion. But how do we embody wisdom and compassion? Growing evidence suggests that these qualities are skills that can be learned and cultivated, as we will explore in this workshop.


In this program, you will learn:

  • How awareness, compassion, and wisdom are crucial for effective leadership
  • How meditation, self-inquiry, and dialogue can strengthen awareness, compassion, and wisdom
  • Practical ways to improve your leadership qualities by strengthening these qualities


  • presentations from each of our three guests
  • periods of discussion and dialogue
  • opportunities for guided meditation and self-reflection

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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.

About Ya Ping Chang

Ya Ping Chang is president and founder of WOW Nutrition and chairman of Grupo Brasfanta in Brazil. Since 2001, she has been a member of the São Paulo chapter of YPO, a global leadership community of extraordinary chief executives. She was a member of YPO Global Board of Directors from 2018–2022 and was the chair of the organization’s YPO Global Conduct Committee from 2020–2022. Currently she is a member of Yale University President’s Council on International Affairs and also a Tergar facilitator.

About Bill George

Bill George is an executive fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has been a Professor of Management Practice and Senior Fellow teaching leadership since 2004. He is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. He joined Medtronic in 1989 as president and chief operating officer, was chief executive officer from 1991–2001, and was board chair from 1996-2002. Earlier in his career, he was a senior executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries and served in the U.S. Department of Defense. Bill is the author of Discover Your True North and Emerging Leader Edition of True North. Full Biography