From science-based meditation conversations to ancient Buddhist wisdom, join Mingyur Rinpoche and Tergar guides in a wide selection of online events.
From Beginners Guide to Advanced Buddhist Practices
Tergar International provides online and in-person meditation programs to communities and individuals around the world. Founded to promote the teachings of world-famous author and meditation teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, our global network offers a range of both secular meditation programs and Buddhist study courses to people of all levels and interests who are eager to learn meditation, establish or deepen their practice, and enhance their quality of life.
Whether a curious beginner keen to experience the benefits of meditation or find a reputable teacher, or an established Mahamudra or Dzogchen Buddhist practitioner, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Tergar. With a staff of highly experienced guides, Tergar provides easy access to online meditation classes, guided practice sessions, structured training programs, and in-person meditation retreats for meditators at all levels — with Mingyur Rinpoche’s authentic teachings being the heart and foundation of all of these programs.
From our free mobile meditation app and regular monthly teachings shared across our digital media channels, to subscription study packages supported by live sessions with our teachers, we offer inspiration and support for every step of your meditation journey.
Meditation Programs to Realize Your Full Potential
With support from qualified guides who show you step by step how to relax your mind and cultivate your innate loving-kindness and wisdom, as well as self-paced online learning courses that explore the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism, Tergar has developed programs for all kinds of meditation journeys. Our wide range of courses help with everything from navigating the chaos of modern life and gaining a deeper understanding of the meaning of tantra to fully entering the path of the bodhisattva, someone who vows to relieve the suffering of all beings.
Mindfulness for Modern Living
The Joy of Living is a program that explores the essential elements of meditation. Viewed as a path that can be followed by anyone, regardless of religion or cultural orientation, this program teaches you the benefits of meditation in everyday life. Developing the skills to experience the ups and downs of the modern world from a place of awareness, compassion, and wisdom, you recognize your own strengths and begin to touch into lasting happiness. You also learn practical methods to overcome anxiety, depression, and panic attacks and come to see yourself as you truly are, with beautiful innate qualities that can affect positive change in your life.
Develop Simple Methods to Improve Your Life
Tergar helps individuals and communities embrace their lives and affect positive change. With an innovative approach rooted in Mingyur Rinpoche’s view that meditation can be practiced anytime, anywhere, under any circumstances, we offer meditation tips, reflective blog-posts, and a vast library of talks and guided meditations that encourage people to establish healthier habits, improve their self-view, and incorporate loving-kindness in their lives. It is through these easily established practices that we are able to transform everyday living into an opportunity to learn and flourish.
Connect with Teachers for Personal Meditation Lessons
Within its global network, Tergar International allows students to connect both online and in person with renowned teachers and scholars both secular and Buddhist. Via webinars, seminars, interviews and audience-led Q&A sessions, whether guided by lay practitioners with a lifetime of experience or ordained monastics who hold and transmit the authentic tradition, students can learn at their own pace in an inclusive environment that is designed to fit in with their own environments and lifestyles, wherever and whoever they may be.
Experience the Traditional Wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism
The Path of Liberation is a path of meditation for people who want to experience the real benefits of putting Vajrayana Buddhist teachings into practice. Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, we practice a series of meditation techniques from Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions and experience the rewards of an immersive spiritual practice within an ancient and authentic lineage.
Learn the Real Meaning of Tantra
Vajrayana Online offers a selection of Buddhist study courses which allow you to discover what it means to practice the way of the bodhisattva and to explore the heart of tantra. With experiential learning and combined online and in-person retreats, this path encompasses practices which demystify ancient wisdom and advanced teachings and bring the dharma to life in your experience in a meaningful way. Through the study of classic texts and modern commentary alongside the development of visualization and devotional yoga, you will apply contemporary methods to traditional practices which connect with your own life and allow you to live to your fullest spiritual potential.
Explore the Life of the Buddha
Through our Vajrayana Online courses you can learn about and draw inspiration from the lives of the Buddha and great realized masters and connect with an ancient spiritual practice that continues to reward practitioners to this day — from the very first teaching, or “turning of the wheel,” on the four noble truths all the way to the highest and most profound teachings of Dzogchen and Mahamudra passed down through sacred texts and modern commentaries.
Take Refuge and Start Ngondro Practice
For serious practitioners who feel drawn to and compelled to devote themselves to the Buddhist path of study and meditative practice, Tergar International provides access to recognized lineage teachers in the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Guided by these masters uniquely qualified to impart precious traditional teachings and wisdom, modern students can expand their spiritual practice and embark on a journey, taking a vow of refuge in the three jewels and beginning what is known as “ngondro.” These profound practices are the first step to establishing love and compassion, wisdom, and awareness at the very heart of their lives, with the ultimate commitment to alleviate suffering in the minds of all sentient beings.
Develop an Understanding of Death
A significant aspect of the Buddhist path is to develop an understanding of death and the process of dying. Tergar has a number of courses, such as “Dying Every Day,” “Dying in Daily Life,” and “Dying and Awakening,” that explore a compassionate process to help us reflect and deal with loss and grief when facing the death of loved ones and our own passing. We learn not only how to navigate our experience with sensitivity and great wisdom, but to prepare for the moment of death as perhaps our greatest opportunity for spiritual awakening. Through traditional texts and established practices you will learn methods of calming the mind, letting go of fear, understanding the benefits of reflection and grief, and appreciating death as part of a large and beautiful process that balances life and allows for renewal.
Connect with Meditation Groups Nearby
Offering access to our study programs and meditation techniques, students of Mingyur Rinpoche facilitate and foster Tergar meditation groups and communities all around the world. When you connect with a vibrant Tergar community you connect with like-minded people where you live, allowing you to develop friendships based on kindness and compassion, and you can learn from and draw inspiration from fellow practitioners. Our communities are facilitated by trained practice leaders who are equipped with skills and resources to help enrich your practice and help you navigate the ups and downs of life.
It is through this vibrant network that the core values of compassion, awareness, and wisdom are shared via mindful activities like community-led retreats, regular meditation meet-ups, and Tibetan Buddhist study groups.
Meditation and Mindfulness Events
Throughout the year, Tergar offers an exciting schedule of both secular and Buddhist events. Enjoy weekend retreats and community meet-ups, live-streamed and in-person teachings led by Mingyur Rinpoche and other highly notable Buddhist teachers, or recorded sessions and live interviews with famous practitioners from the worlds of business, arts, sports, and science who speak to their experiences and the benefits of meditation in their fields of expertise.
Tergar International delivers content translated from English into several languages and shares many exciting events catered to Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian speakers.
Tergar International envisions a world where every person can be connected to their basic goodness and apply the benefits of meditation in daily life. We believe that by positively affecting one life the whole world can be changed for the better.
Who Is Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche?
As the head of the Tergar Meditation Community, world-famous meditation teacher and best-selling author Mingyur Rinpoche supports groups of students in more than thirty countries, leading workshops around the world.
After completing traditional training in the meditative and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Rinpoche founded a monastic college at his home monastery in north India. As an advanced meditator, he worked with neuroscientists Drs. Francisco Varela and Richard Davidson to examine the effects of meditation on the brain; the results of that research were reported in both National Geographic and TIME.
Rinpoche’s teachings combine his own personal experiences with scientific research, relating both to the practice of meditation. Rinpoche's first book, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, and his profound and playful approach to teaching has secured his reputation as one of the most modern and accessible teachers of ancient wisdom.
Learn and practice meditation and its applications at your own speed. Explore a path of profound methods to uncover your inherent qualities of awareness, compassion, and wisdom.
A journey from the first steps of Buddhist path to more advanced stages of Vajrayana practice, our ground-breaking program is delivered via courses, webinars, and live and recorded sessions.
Led by a faculty of senior students of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, participants of this one-year online course will explore three pillars of study. The first pillar focuses on awareness, compassion, and wisdom; the second pillar on teaching skills; and the third pillar on developing the expertise for taking meditation into a wide range of diverse environments.
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