About the Film

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.
• 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

Context & Scope
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. 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.
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