“ All that we are looking for in life—all the happiness,
contentment, and peace of mind is right here in the present moment.”
— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The practice of meditation awakens us to the joy of the present moment. By cultivating attention and awareness, even challenging situations such as difficult emotions, chaotic thought patterns and physical pain can be transformed into sources of inner peace and joy. Achieving this transformation does not require us to retreat from the world as many believe. On the contrary, through the practice of meditation, we can use what we experience in our daily lives to open ourselves to the richness of every moment.
Open Mind Media is teaming with Tergar International to produce a feature-length documentary film that provides an introductory look at meditation with the express intention of helping others. Currently under production, A Joyful Mind aims to share the transformative benefits of meditation with the widest audience possible− and in doing so help others access a sense of peace and wellbeing amid the challenges and ever-changing nature of contemporary life.
On the Road: Dharamsala, India
After filming for the Khyentse Foundation for two weeks this past March in Kathmandu, Director Paul MacGowan arrived in Dharamsala, India, home of the Dalai Lama and met up with Director of Marketing Justin Kelley. While together there, they interviewed Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and gathered scenic footage of the area. Find out more.