The Joy of Living - Level 3 - Awakening Wisdom


With a calm mind and open heart, we can look more deeply into the causes of suffering and dissatisfaction. Insight meditation allows us to explore our experience from within. By bringing our unconscious beliefs and patterns into the light of awareness, we can see how our rigid ideas often blind us to the richness of our true nature. Eventually, we will taste a sense of freedom, well being, and confidence that is rooted awareness itself and available to us each and every moment.

The schedule for this weekend workshop includes DVD teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Tergar instructor, and Buddhist Center founder Tim Olmsted, as well as guided meditations and discussion.

This retreat is open to meditators who have previously attended Joy of Living Level I retreat and practiced meditation regularly for twelve months and also to those who have practiced meditation regularly for at least three years.

About the Joy of Living:
The Joy of Living retreats provide a path of meditation training that is open to people of all faiths and belief systems. The style of meditation presented in this program teaches how to work with the problems and experiences of everyday life to create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. Read more here


Registration details will be posted soon To help us plan, we are asking everyone to pre-register.  To register, please go here:  

If you have any questions, email Tim at, or call – 846-2699.



•Friday evening, Jan. 27, 7-9pm

•Saturday, Jan. 28, 9am - 5pm

•Sunday, Jan. 29, 9-5pm

Where: The Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs

2550 Copper Frontage Rd., #201


Recommended Donation: $125.  No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

for information about work/study scholarships contact:

    Tim - 970-846-2699

    George - 970-846-1631


Teacher & instructor bios

Yongey 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 centers on four continents. Read more…

We don’t need to look outside of the present moment to find inner peace and contentment; when experienced with awareness, everything becomes of a source of joy.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche