About The Teacher
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche possesses a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner. His profound yet accessible teachings and playful sense of humor have endeared him to students around the world. Most uniquely, Rinpoche’s teachings weave together his own personal experiences with modern scientific research, relating both to the practice of meditation.Born in 1975 in the Himalayan border region between Tibet and Nepal, Mingyur Rinpoche is the youngest son of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. From a young age, Rinpoche was drawn to a life of contemplation. He spent many years of his childhood in strict retreat. At the age of seventeen, he was invited to be a teacher at his monastery’s three-year retreat center, a position rarely held by such a young lama.In addition to extensive training in the meditative and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Mingyur Rinpoche has also had a lifelong interest in Western science and psychology. Currently, he teaches throughout the world, with centers on four continents. His candid, often humorous accounts of his own personal difficulties have endeared him to thousands of students around the world. His best-selling 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. He is also the author of Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom and an illustrated children’s book entitled Ziji: The Puppy that Learned to Meditate. Rinpoche’s most recent book is Turning Confusion Into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundational Practices of Tibetan Buddhism.