A Joyful Mind Llc C/O Tergar International

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A Joyful Mind is about the path to true happiness as portrayed through the life and teachings of Tibetan-Buddhist Meditation Master and best-selling author, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Through his example, we learn about the simplicity and practicality of meditation as a powerful tool in discovering the wisdom, peace and joy that is already within us.  

In A Joyful Mind, viewers are invited not only to think about meditation, but also participate.  Mingyur Rinpoche will guide viewers through short exercises highlighting his system of meditation.  Through the experience of this film, we hope that people will continue to investigate this wisdom tradition.

In 2010 Mingyur Rinpoche expressed his overwhelming enthusiasm for this project and belief that the benefit of A Joyful Mind would be profound. Since receiving his support, Open Mind Media and Tergar International have been working tirelessly to make this wish a reality. 

Punctuated by Mingyur Rinpoche's engaging and popular teachings, A Joyful Mind will span four continents and include respected lamas and meditation masters, such as Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Matthieu Ricard. Drawing on Rinpoche's involvement in the exciting dialogue between modern Western science and ancient meditation practices, the film will profile leading scientists in the field of neuroscience and meditation studies, including Richie Davidson and Antoine Lutz, and feature interviews with meditation teachers and practitioners from around the world.  

Highlights will include:

  • Mingyur Rinpoche's ascent to world-recognition, his use of meditation to overcome a severe panic disorder, and his departure on a three-year wandering retreat 
  • A pilgrimage with Rinpoche to his remote home village high in the picturesque Himalayas− his first visit to his childhood home in 26 years 
  • Mingyur Rinpoche's fresh and accessible instructions on meditation, how it is defined, practiced and frequently misunderstood, and how it can be integrated into one's daily life. 
  • The latest scientific findings on the beneficial neural and physiological effects of meditation  

Highlights will include

Please contribute whatever you feel comfortable offering.  Each level of offering has a hand-selected perk for your choosing.  The first fifty individuals to make an offering will receive a limited edition image of Mingyur Rinpoche. 


A Joyful Mind aims to bring the benefits and joys of meditation to the widest possible audience−one of Mingyur Rinpoche's greatest wishes. The film is designed to be used in a wide range of settings and contexts − from schools, hospitals and prisons to corporations and leadership training. A Joyful Mind accomplishes this goal by: 

  • Presenting Mingyur Rinpoche's unique and enriching teachings on meditation.
  • Showing the practice of meditation as accessible, beneficial and relevant to modern society.
  • Highlighting where the benefits of meditation and findings of modern science come together, thus accelerating the potential to positively transform the lives of many people.


Thank you:

We want to thank you ahead of time.  Even by just taking an interest in this film, you further the reach and impact of the teachings associated with it.  

Your friends at A Joyful Mind

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A Joyful Mind Llc C/O Tergar International

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810 1st St S Ste 200
Hopkins, MN 55343