Guided Practice: The 4 Pillars of Well-Being

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Mingyur Rinpoche

Guided Practice: The 4 Pillars of Well-Being

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What You'll Learn

  • Learn why awareness is fundamental to your well-being

  • Be led through practices to touch into and cultivate the 4 Pillars of Well-being—Awareness, Connection, Insight, and Purpose

  • Discover that the 4 Pillars of Well-being are not something you have to acquire from outside, rather they are already inherent in your mind and can be uncovered through practice

About Mingyur Rinpoche

Born in Nepal, Mingyur Rinpoche began to study meditation as a young boy and spent many years of his childhood in strict retreat and traditional training. Rinpoche has also had a lifelong interest in Western science and psychology, which has led to many fruitful collaborations with neuroscientists and psychologists. In his approach to teaching meditation, he integrates traditional Buddhist practice and philosophy with the current scientific understanding of the mind and mental health – making the practice of mediation relevant and accessible to students around the world. Rinpoche is the author of the best-selling book The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, as well as several other titles.

You can learn more about his work through Tergar Meditation Community and find his Online Training for The Joy of Living here.

About Richard Davidson, PhD

Richie Davidson’s research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. He has published over 465 articles, numerous chapters and reviews, and edited 14 books. He is the author (with Sharon Begley) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain, published in 2012, and co-author with Daniel Goleman Altered Traits, published in 2017. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017 and appointed to the Governing Board of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in 2018.

To learn more about Dr. Davidson's work you can visit Center for Healthy Minds.

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  1. Laurianne Unger May 6, 2021 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, that is officially the first time I have meditated… what a beautiful experience, thank you kind Sir for sharing that with us.

  2. Rebecca Baldwin May 6, 2021 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Although I have practiced mediation off and on for decades (yoga, mindfulness exercise) this time I had a better framework of real purpose & didn’t get as as annoyed with myself being distracted at times. Thank you!

  3. Ingrid Otepka May 6, 2021 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    I loved these meditations
    Deeply thank you for this generous offer

  4. Dorothea Hoeling May 6, 2021 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Dear Mingyur Rinpoche, thanks from all of my heart. I returned twice to listen and be with the practice, open and wide like the sky while you guided us through the clouds – with tremendous humour, how wonderful

  5. Isabel Cristina May 6, 2021 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Special keys to happiness. Grateful 🙏 Portugal

  6. tatiana hernandez May 6, 2021 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    So sweet, simple and kind, thank you very much!. Colombia

  7. Sofia Rodriguez Bernoco May 6, 2021 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much Mingyur Rimpoche for share with us your invaluable wisdom . I feel so well after practice and really resonate witch you said about connetion with our deep cualities like compassion and goodneess in all selves . Grateful From Argenitina!

  8. Guru May 8, 2021 at 5:31 am - Reply

    When the bounty of love is available within us, why waste time to wander outside? Dhanyawaad for simple and effective tips, meditation to realise our purpose! Namaste!

  9. Tenzin Lhadzom May 8, 2021 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much dear Rinpoche.🙏🏽 May you live a long, happy, healthy life and continue to benefit all sentient beings.!

  10. Katharina May 9, 2021 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Thank you so much , this was like a hug of myself and others with all my “flaws” and the flaws of my surrounding, a hug to the world and all beings in it. Thank you Rinpoche so much

  11. Slabitza May 9, 2021 at 8:49 am - Reply

    ¡¡¡Wonderful practice to conect with our well-being!!! Greetings from Lima, Peru.

  12. Shashi May 9, 2021 at 11:42 am - Reply

    The most fabulous learning experience and amazing teachings I am so blessed to have heard so many illustrious thinkers and HH the Dalai Lama

  13. Alexandru Radu Popescu May 9, 2021 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much, Mingyur Rinpoche, for your wisdom and your teaching!
    And thanks to our host, Richard Davidson!

  14. Chaya Rakofsky May 9, 2021 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much Mingyur Rinpoche and Richard Davidson. Thank you for explaining in such a clear , simple manner these profound practices.

  15. Stephanie Bennett May 9, 2021 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    I am happy to be able to listen to this wonderful talk.

  16. dobby May 9, 2021 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Very good, very good.
    Thank you.

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