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  • Friday, August 13th - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 14th - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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UMN Continuing Education & Conference Center 
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

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Tergar Meditation Community 
(952) 232-0633 

Retreat Fees:

  • Participant level - $195
  • Sponsor level - $295 (includes $100 tax-deductible donation to support student participation)
  • Student/senior (65+) level - $95
NOTE: Fees include all materials and a continental breakfast and lunch both days.
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Mindful Leadership

A Two-day Retreat with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche & Bill George

Join Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, well-known Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, and leadership expert Bill George for a stimulating interactive seminar on August 13-14, 2010 at the Continuing Education Conference Center on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.

“Mindful Leadership” is the meeting of East and West as Mingyur Rinpoche and Bill George explore the integration of the principles of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with True North leadership. This seminar represents a bold new paradigm in which meditation training is combined with leadership principles to develop mindful leaders dedicated to creating a more peaceful and harmonious world.

Each day will begin with the teaching of Mingyur Rinpoche, including experiential meditation, followed by interactive dialogue between the two leaders and participants, featuring these topics:Developing Self-Awareness
  • Crucibles & Understanding Your Life Story
  • Developing Self Esteem
  • Mindful Meditation for Reflection and Introspection
  • Shared Awareness through Group Support
  • Leading Others Mindfully
  • Self-Actualization & Creating A Better World

About the Retreat Leaders

YMRYongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a rising star among the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters.  With a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner, Rinpoche’s profound teachings and playful sense of humor have endeared him to students around the world. His first book, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into over twenty languages.  Rinpoche currently teaches throughout the world, with meditation centers on four continents. Read more...

Bill GeorgeBill George is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, where he is teaching leadership and leadership development. He is the author of the best-selling books:  7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership.  Bill currently serves on the boards of ExxonMobil and Goldman Sachs.  He is the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic. Bill has made frequent appearances on television and radio, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications. He has been named one of “Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years” by PBS. Read more...

This retreat is being hosted by Tergar International and the George Family Foundation.