Friday, April 20, 2018

Film: "A Joyful Mind" (Mingyur Rinpoche)

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (, via Paul MacGowan; Amber Larson, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Happiness is easy.
A Joyful Mind is a one-hour film about the path to true happiness as portrayed through the life and teachings of Tibetan-Buddhist meditation rinpoche ("precious one") and best-selling author Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche ( Through his example we can learn about the simplicity and practicality of meditation (development, cultivation) as a powerful tool for discovering the wisdom, peace, and joy that is already residing within us. Visit

But, venerable rinpoche, what about this crazy monkey mind?

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche possesses a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh and engaging manner. His profound yet accessible teachings and playful sense of humor have endeared him to students around the world. His way of teaching weaves together personal experience and modern scientific research, relating both to the practice of meditation. He was born in 1975 in the Himalayan border regions between Tibet and Nepal. From a young age he was drawn to a life of contemplation and spent many years of his childhood in strict retreat. At the age of 17, he was invited to be a teacher at his monastery’s three-year retreat center, a position rarely held by such a young lama. He completed the traditional Buddhist training in philosophy and psychology before founding a monastic college at his home monastery in north India. More

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