Today, the accelerating pace of life poses real challenges to our wellbeing. At the same time, new understandings about meditation are shedding light on how its transformative powers can improve our daily lives. A Joyful Mind pulls back the curtain on what it means to meditate, on what modern science reveals about its benefits, and on how meditation and mindfulness can be used in workplaces and schools. This groundbreaking film serves to clear up the confusion around meditation perpetuated by the media. It features the experiences of both novice and master meditators, highlighting Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, whose teachings have touched people around the world with their clarity, wit and personal insight into how meditation can have a positive impact on our daily lives.

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Open Mind Media Media has teamed with Tergar International, to produce A Joyful Mind, a documentary film that provides a multifaceted overview of meditation. Filmed at locations throughout the U.S. and Asia, A Joyful Mindexplores what it means to meditate through candid interviews and visits with novice and master practitioners, scientists, and professionals who are incorporating mindfulness and meditation into their lives and workplaces.

A Joyful Mind is a cutting edge film by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and filmmaker Paul MacGowan. Mingyur Rinpoche is Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master devoted to making the ancient practice of meditation accessible to the modern world. Rinpoche's uncommon approach, also featured in his bestselling books, teaches us how to use the ups and downs of daily life as gateways to awakening. His continued involvement as a research subject in studies of the neural and physiological effects of meditation features prominently in the film.


Watch the trailer below, or follow the Vimeo link to rent the full movie for $3.99.


Extra Teachings

Mingyur Rinpoche offers suggestions on how to change deeply ingrained habits.
Mingyur Rinpoche talks about how to use meditation to work with and transform your emotions.