Date(s) - April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meditation and the Joy of Living
Cultivating Awareness, Compassion and Wisdom in Everyday Life
Teaching by Mingyur Rinpoche
Meditation enables us to discover a lasting contentment that is not subject to the fluctuating conditions of our lives, and to nurture the qualities of wisdom and compassion that naturally manifest from awareness itself. The Joy of Living is a secular path of meditation practice that nurtures basic functions of the mind, such as mindful awareness and the movements toward happiness and away from suffering. In working with these qualities of mind, we gradually transform our relationship to present-moment experience, learning to approach our thoughts, feelings, and sensory experiences with unconditional warmth and acceptance.
This workshop offers a rare opportunity to learn this accessible approach to meditation from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Rinpoche will share practical advice on using meditation to cultivate awareness, compassion, and wisdom, sharing insights from his own experience and illuminating key points on meditation practice. He will also introduce new meditations, including breathing practices and physical exercises that he himself practiced during his extended retreat. Each day will include teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche and short periods of guided meditation and discussion.
This workshop is suitable for both novice and experienced meditators.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a much-loved and accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher. With a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner, Rinpoche’s profound teachings and playful sense of humour have endeared him to students around the world. His 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. Read more…
About the Joy of Living:
For more information about the Joy of Living program, please visit “What is the Joy of Living?”.
Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The evening before this teaching, on Friday, April 27, an evening talk with Mingyur Rinpoche will take place in the same place. Click here for more information.
South Hall Complex
University of Edinburgh
18 Holyrood Park Road
Base fee: £75
Discounted: £55 (students, seniors, unemployed)
If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected], and we will try to find a solution that suits you.
Full refund is given in case of cancellation up to 1 week before the event. No refund is available after that.
Access, travel, and practical information:
By Air: Direct flights into Edinburgh Airport from UK, Europe and world wide
Train Station: Edinburgh Waverley
Buses from Centre of Town to venue::
To Dalkeith road: No 2, 14, 30,33
To Minto st/Nearby: No 3,5,7,8,29,31,37,47,49
Free car parking available on site.
1. Masson House & Salisbury Green Hotel at Pollock Halls
15% off accommodation if booked via www.book.accom.ed.ac.uk
quote promotion code: CONF17
2. Travel Lodge: Edinburgh Cameron Toll. 43 Craigmillar Park, Cameron Toll. EH16 5PD
For other accommodation in Newington/South Edinburgh Area
go to website: www.visitscotland.com
Light refreshments and snacks are available in the café at the venue.
South Hall Complex - Pollock Halls, Edinburgh , Scotland