Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the Tergar Meditation Group of Portland holds regular teachings and community events in and around Portland, Oregon. As a community of friends exploring the practice of meditation, we gather regularly to practice, study, and host regular visits by Mingyur Rinpoche. We also offer retreats and seminars on the practice of meditation and the fundamentals of Buddhist practice.
Mingyur Rinpoche’s approach to meditation focuses on the practice of mindfulness, which unlocks the door to a calm mind, compassionate heart and insight into the challenges of day-to-day life. Rinpoche’s teachings emphasize universal principles that are of profound benefit to people of all faiths and belief systems. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner wanting to deepen your practice, please join us.
Meditation Group Details
Based on the Joy of Living teachings of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, our regular meditation group explores mindfulness practices designed to calm the mind, open the heart, and awaken wisdom. Our meetings are free and open to all. If you are new to meditation and would like to learn more, or if you are a seasoned practitioner and would like to deepen your practice, please join us as we learn how to transform the challenges of day-to-day life into sources joy and inner peace. Each session includes guided meditations and group discussion. Feel free to drop in anytime!
When: The first and third Tuesdays of each month from 7:15pm–9pm and the second Sunday of each month from 1pm–3pm. The fourth Sunday of each month will be a Mini-Practice Retreat from 1pm-4pm (by donation).
Where: SomaSpace – 4050 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 (located in the Hollywood District)
Group Coordinators: Lyle and Diane McQueen-Smith
Phone: (503) 341-7776
Facebook: Tergar Portland
Mini-Practice Retreat from 1pm-4pm on the fourth Sunday of each month at SomaSpace. Practice sessions include sitting and walking meditation; silence is observed. By donation. All are welcome.
Monthly Nectar of the Path Practice on the third Thursday of each month from 7pm-8:30pm at the home of a Tergar Portland community member. Please contact Howard Rectanus firstname.lastname@example.org and our Tergar Portland Calendar for further information.
July 19–25, 2013 ~ Portland, Oregon
Summer Practice Retreat with Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted
This residential retreat will offer a unique opportunity to deepen our experience of the Joy of Living meditation teachings of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Over seven days, we’ll explore two important forms of meditation – awareness meditation and meditation on loving-kindness and compassion – experiencing firsthand how these practices can transform the mind and open the heart. The retreat will take place in a secluded environment and with the support of a community of meditators. There will be sessions of meditation throughout each day, along with video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, group discussions, and presentations on the key points of meditation by Tergar instructor Tim Olmsted.