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!
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Joy of Living
Weekly Meditation Group
Tuesday Evenings, 7:00—8:30pm
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: beginning in May, the first Tuesday of each month will include a 60-minute teaching/practice session followed by a 30-minute social period with snacks provided.
Thursday Night Talks
With Cortland Dahl
‘On Pause’ for the Summer
Cortland Dahl’s weekly drop-in talks on Thursday nights are ‘on pause’ until September 19th, when he will begin weekly presentations on the bardos in connection with the eight-week online course, Dying Every Day. Visit the Tergar Learning Community site for more information on that program.
Tergar Madison hosts free, weekly open meditation (OM) sessions at the times listed above. Each session is divided into 30-minute segments, followed by a short break. You are welcome to come for as little as 30 minutes or stay for the entire session. These unguided sessions are free and open to all.
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
May 4—5 ~ Opening the Heart: Joy of Living 2
With Facilitator Scott Anderson
In this weekend meditation workshop, we will learn how meditating on loving-kindness and compassion can open our hearts to the world around us.
May 24 ~ In Love with the World
Author Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche with Dr. Richard Davidson
An evening with author Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche in discussion with Dr. Richard Davidson. Rinpoche will be discussing his latest book, In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying.
May 25 ~ Dying Every Day: Meditation, Transformation, and the Bardos
With Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
A one-day workshop in which Mingyur Rinpoche will offer practical insight into impermanence, meditation, death, and transformation.
Suggestions and Comments for Tergar Madison Leadership:
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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.