Beyond Mindfulness: The Essence of Meditation - St. Paul, MN, USA

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Beyond Mindfulness: The Essence of Meditation - St. Paul, MN, USA

An evening talk with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.

By Tergar Meditation Community

When and where

Date and time

Friday, June 9 · 7 - 8:30pm CDT


University of St. Thomas, James B. Wolfe Alumni Hall 2115 Summit Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55105

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

"The only difference between meditation and the ordinary, everyday process of thinking, feeling, and sensation is the application of the simple, bare awareness that occurs when you allow your mind to rest simply as it is.” — Mingyur Rinpoche

About the Program

Meditation can provide us with the tools to recognize our innate potential and increase our well-being, regardless of circumstance. The key is understanding what meditation actually means. Meditation goes beyond the serene or blissed-out mindfulness presented in pop-culture. It is not a zombie-like state that is free from thought and emotion, either. As elucidated by Mingyur Rinpoche, meditation is a process of discovery — a path of realizing the inherent potential that exists within each of us.

本次活动将以英语进行,并提供中文翻译。(This event will be offered in English with Chinese translation.)

Why should I attend?

Can meditation help us cope with challenging emotions? The British Journal of Clinical Psychology says the benefits of meditation include “robust and substantial reductions in symptoms of anxiety.” In this program, you will learn how meditation can help us relate to the challenges we face today in a more constructive way.

What will I learn?

In this program, you will learn:

  • what meditation actually is
  • the basic techniques of meditation
  • the first steps of inner transformation
  • how to embrace all aspects of life with meditative awareness
  • tools to discover your innate potential

What is included in the program?

  • Teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Guided meditation practices
  • Q&A with Mingyur Rinpoche

Requirements for participation

This program is open to everyone and is especially intended for those who wish to begin learning how to meditate.

Location and time:

University of St. Thomas - James B. Wolfe Alumni Hall (Anderson Student Center)

2115 Summit Ave.

St. Paul, Minnesota 55105

Complimentary parking is available at the Morrison Parking Ramp, a short walk from Anderson Student Center. You can view a map of the campus here.

We will need to scan your ticket at check-in. You can either print the PDF ticket attached to your confirmation email or you can also download the Eventbrite App on your smart phone and show your e-ticket at the door.

The program will take place Friday, June 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Central US Time. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

There will be signage at the front entrance door directing guests to our Tergar event. If you need special seating or have other requirements, please contact

Ticket prices and discounts:

You will have the option to choose from 3 prices when paying for your event ticket.

  • Sponsor fee: $35 per person. (This level allows us to offer a reduced price level for those on limited incomes)
  • Base fee : $25 per person
  • Reduced fee: $15 per person (For those on a limited income)

Tergar is a non-profit organization committed to making the benefits of meditation available to everyone. If the fees are a deterrent, please contact

What's the refund policy?

Full refunds will be given for cancellations up to 24 hours in advance. To cancel , sign into the EventBrite account that you created by registering (if you did not create a password during registration you will need to follow the prompts on the EventBrite website to do so). Inside your account, navigate to your tickets (top right), click the 'Request a Refund' button, and provide the information requested. If you cannot attend due to illness and it is within 24 hours of the program, please contact for a refund.


Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche: In his approach to teaching meditation, Mingyur Rinpoche integrates traditional Buddhist practice and philosophy with the current scientific understanding of the mind and mental health – making the practice of meditation relevant and accessible to students around the world. For further information check here.

Other Events with Mingyur Rinpoche in St. Paul:

Mingyur Rinpoche will also be offering a workshop and 2 retreats in June:

About the organizer

Tergar Meditation Community supports individuals, practice groups, and meditation communities around the world in learning to live with awareness, compassion, and wisdom. Grounded in the Tibetan Buddhist lineage of our guiding teacher, Mingyur Rinpoche, our online and in-person programs are accessible to people of all cultures and faiths, and support a lifelong path toward the application of these principles in everyday life. For more information, visit

$15 – $35