Date(s) - June 1, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing
Essential Teachings on the Joy of Living
With Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Richard Davidson, Ph.D.
University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Can we cultivate well-being in the same way that we can train our bodies to be healthier and more resilient? If so, how might we use the practice of meditation to experience equanimity, to open our hearts fully to others, and to cultivate insight and wisdom? In this evening talk, two world-renowned experts, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Richard J. Davidson, PhD, will share their perspectives and insights on meditation and the cultivation of well-being. The program will include teachings on simple meditation practices that help us to recognize and nurture the mind’s natural qualities of awareness, compassion, and wisdom, as well as discussions on the practice and science of self-transformation and the cultivation of well-being. There will also be short periods of guided meditation and opportunities for participants to ask questions.
About Mingyur Rinpoche
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 humor 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. In early June, 2011, Mingyur Rinpoche walked out of his monastery in Bodhgaya, India and began a ‘wandering retreat’ through the Himalayas and the plains of India that lasted four and a half years. When not attending to the monasteries under his care in India and Nepal, Rinpoche spends time each year traveling and teaching worldwide. Read more…
About Richard Davidson
Richard Davidson is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought-after expert and speaker, leading conversations on well-being on international stages such as the World Economic Forum, where he serves on the Global Council on Mental Health. Time Magazine named Davidson one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2006. Read more…
This event is open to anyone with an interest in meditation.
Friday, June 1, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55105
Accessibility and Accommodation:
O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium at the University of St. Thomas is accessible through stairless entries. Designated accessible parking spaces can be found in the adjacent lot G, accessed from Cleveland Avenue.
This event will be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted. There will be two certified ASL interpreters present. Please indicate during registration if additional accommodation is requested.
If requested, simultaneous translation into Spanish will be available. Please indicate during registration if a headset receiver is required.
Program Fee: $25
Reduced Fee: $12 (Reduced level for students, seniors, and others with limited income)
Seating is general admission, first-come, first-served. Doors are expected to open at 6:15 p.m.
We strive to offer programs like this one as broadly as we can, regardless of ability to pay. Please consider adding an additional donation during registration or at the event to help share these teachings with as many people as possible. If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please email [email protected] with your request.
Full payment is due at time of registration. All sales are final.
For More Information:
Contact Tergar Minneapolis / St. Paul at [email protected].
Between June 2 and June 6, Mingyur Rinpoche will be leading a retreat appropriate for beginning and intermediate meditators, with both residential and commuting options. For more information, see Awareness, Compassion, and Wisdom in Action.
University of St. Thomas, O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium, St. Paul MN, United States