Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Tergar Madison holds weekly drop-in meditation groups and public talks, as well as periodic retreats, workshops and classes on meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. Please join us!
Please note: In an effort to be proactive and slow the spread of COVID-19, Tergar Madison has decided to postpone all in-person events until further notice. Please join our local email list if you are interested in updates. We are experimenting with online offerings as much as possible. Please visit our event calendar for more information about what is available online and how to join.
Joy of Living
Weekly Meditation Group
Tuesday Evenings, 7:00—8:00pm
Offered Online. Please check our weekly news for the online link or ask our coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for the weekly link.
If you are a beginning meditator and would like to learn more, or if you are a seasoned practitioner and would like to deepen your practice, please join us every Tuesday evening as we explore the practices of mindfulness and compassion meditation.
Read about our current curriculum and access online resources here.
*Community Nights: the first Tuesday of each month includes a 60-minute teaching/practice session followed by a 30-minute social period with snacks provided.
Thursday Night Dharma Talks
7 pm to 8 pm
Open to all
Tergar Madison and Tergar International will be switching off hosting online programs every Thursday evening at 7pm. For more information and the online links, please refer to our weekly newsletter and check at tergar.org/online-offering.
Thursday, July 9, from 7 to 8 pm – Thursday Night Dharma Talk
With Cortland Dahl
Thursday, July 16, from 7 to 8 pm – Thursday Night Dharma Talk
With Cortland Dahl
Thursday, July 23, from 7 to 8 pm – Thursday Night Dharma Talk
With John Dunne
Please refer to our weekly news for the links each week.
Fridays ~ 8 AM ~ Join our Open Meditation Group
With one hour of unguided meditation followed by one hour of shared reflections. To join this group, please email email@example.com.
Sunday Open Meditation
TMad has an open meditation cancellation email group used by administrators to notify community members when sessions will not be held; this group is used for this purpose only.
To join this list and receive periodic cancellation notices, please follow please follow this link, click “Apply for membership,” and fill out the short form. You will need a free Google login to join the group.
Events and Activities
Offered Online ~ Opening the Heart: Joy of Living 2 Meditation Workshop
Wednesdays May 6 to June 24, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
In this 8-week meditation workshop, we will learn how meditating on loving-kindness and compassion can open our hearts to the world around us and relax the self-centered tendencies that lead to anxiety, dissatisfaction, and suffering. Click here to register.
This meditation workshop is open to meditators who have previously attended a Calming the Mind: Joy of Living 1 meditation workshop or weeklong residential Joy of Living retreat or have some experience with mindfulness meditation.
Other Groups and Activities
Offered Online: Community Support and Mortality group – first and third Wednesday of the month from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. Discussion group of death and dying and our preparations for our own death. For more information about the group, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offered Online: Thursdays, Noon – 1:30 PM. Vajrayana Online POL discussion group.
This group is open to people who have entered the POL path by receiving pointing out instructions from Mingyur Rinpoche or Khenpo Kunga. For more information about this group please email email@example.com.
Our Meditation Center is open
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 pm to 7pm
and Wednesdays from 2 pm to 5 pm
Suggestions and Comments for Tergar Madison Leadership:
If you would like to offer input to the Board of Directors and others in Tergar Madison leadership, please follow this link.
Donate to Tergar Madison
Please consider making a monthly or one-time donation to Tergar Madison. You can donate online at our secure site using a credit card, debit card or PayPal by clicking the donate button below, or mail a check, made out to Tergar Madison, to:
PO Box 70754
Madison, WI 53707-0754
If you have donation-related questions, please contact us at the above address or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Meditation Classes
Interested in meditation but not sure where to begin? Join us for a free, four-part Introduction to Meditation series periodically offered on consecutive Wednesdays. In this class, we will learn some simple meditation techniques that will help us deal with the stresses of daily life and awaken us to the joy of the present moment. This free drop-in class is open to everyone. Read more…
Joy of Living Workshops and Retreats
The Joy of Living is a course of meditation training that is open to people of all religious and cultural backgrounds. Tergar Madison offers regular workshops and retreats related to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, and insight meditation. Read more…
Exploring Buddhism is a study program that covers the core teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. These teachings address the full spectrum of Buddhist thought and practice, starting with teachings on the Four Noble Truths and leading up to the philosophy of Vajrayana Buddhism. Read more…
Path of Liberation
The Path of Liberation builds on the foundational teachings of the Joy of Living, presenting a course of meditation practice rooted in the ancient teachings of Tibet. Tergar Madison holds regular activities for Path of Liberation practitioners. Read more…
If you have questions about Tergar Madison programs, please send an email to email@example.com.
Community Email List
Tergar Madison has created an email list for unmoderated, respectful person-to-person communication among community members. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. No one is added automatically to this list.
To join this list please follow this link, click ‘Apply for membership,’ and fill out the short form. You will need a free Google login to join the group. If you have questions about that, click this link to get help.
Detailed posting guidelines are listed here.