Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche visited the UBC Multidisciplinary Institute of Natural Therapy


Renowned Buddhist luminary Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche graced the Multidisciplinary Institute of Natural Therapy (MINT) at the University of British Columbia with his esteemed presence today. This momentous visit was highlighted by a thought-provoking session meticulously curated by Professor Guangyu Wang. The session delved into the profound connections between Buddhist philosophy and the fundamental principles of nature therapy.



Rinpoche, accompanied by his distinguished delegates, engaged in a profound discourse with MINT’s doctoral and master’s scholars, who are deeply immersed in the study of forest therapy. During this enlightening interaction, Rinpoche shared his profound insights into the intricate and symbiotic relationship that exists between the natural world and the essence of human existence, significantly enriching MINT’s cross-disciplinary framework. Demonstrating an unwavering commitment, Rinpoche pledged continuous mentorship and support to nurture upcoming research initiatives within the field of nature therapy.




The future holds exciting prospects for MINT, as it eagerly anticipates ongoing collaboration with Rinpoche and his dedicated team. Their joint efforts will lead to the development of cutting-edge scholarly research, innovative educational modules, and the organization of co-hosted events that hold great promise. These collaborative endeavors will provide MINT’s students and academics with unique opportunities to seamlessly merge the wisdom of Buddhist philosophy with the empirical study of nature therapy, fostering a culture centered on holistic well-being and environmentally conscious practices.



Today’s dialogue with Rinpoche stands as a cornerstone event in the history of MINT, cultivating a cross-disciplinary approach to research that underscores the institute’s resolute commitment to improving the effectiveness and practicality of forest therapy interventions. Ultimately, this pursuit seeks to promote the well-being of humanity and the harmony of our ecological surroundings.