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 as a hybrid event via zoom and in-person. Please check our weekly news for the links in more detailed information or email email@example.com.
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 – The Way of the Bodhisattva
7 pm to 8 pm
Open to all
The Thursday Dharma Talk will start as a hybrid event September 2, 2021.
Our Thursday Dharma Talks have been posted on SoundCloud in a playlist dedicated to these presentations. Visit the Thursday Night Dharma Talk page on SoundCloud to listen to them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Join us for the summer retreats streamed live with Mingyur Rinpoche.
To register go to: https://events.tergar.org/.
If you are living in the Madison area, we invite you to view this retreat with community members at the Center on 301 S. Blount St where we will live stream the video in a COVID safe, yet interactive way. You have to be officially registered for the event in order to participate at the live streaming in Madison. The event in Madison has no additional cost and you can sign up for the retreat days individually – join us for the whole retreat or whichever segment fits best into your schedule. We encourage you to take advantage of this first in-person activity after 15 months of the Center being closed to the public. Welcome back! For more information or to register please contact our community coordinator at email@example.com.
Tergar Madison is Celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary
Save the Date: Saturday, September 10th through Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Tergar Madison is turning 10 this year!! We are planning a special anniversary celebration with several events, activities and special guest speakers between September 10th and September 18th. We hope that it can be in person, but we are planning for alternate online events as well. Stay updated by reading your weekly and monthly news.
Click here for more information or to register for the individual events!
Community Weekend Retreat
Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday October 3, 2021
Friday: 5pm to 7pm, Saturday: 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 3pm
Live In-Person and Hybrid Course with Kasumi Kato and Scott Anderson
Community is a significant part of what we do in the Tergar Meditation Community. While we maintained our connection during the pandemic via Zoom and other online platforms, many of us are coming together in-person for the first time. Solitary practice is a significant part of the tradition held by Mingyur Rinpoche, though practicing in the same space with others provides a container of support that can facilitate our ongoing development as practitioners. In this practice retreat, we’ll celebrate time together, both virtually and in-person, and reconnect to the essential elements of what we do; practice, teachings, connecting to our teacher and connecting to each other. Each day will focus on meditation practice, along with instructional videos by Mingyur Rinpoche and discussions facilitated by Kasumi and Scott.
Click here for more information.
Other Groups and Activities
Offered Online: Living and Dying Connections – first and third Wednesday of the month from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. The Tergar Madison Living and Dying Connections group was formerly known as the Community Support and Mortality (CSM) group; the change occurred in response to a deepening understanding of our goals. This group is a face-to-face group that meets twice monthly. Currently we are meeting by Zoom because of our center closure due to the COVID-19 situation. Ordinarily, to our face-to-face meetings, we welcome as new members all interested Madison area Tergar practitioners. In the present, to our virtual meetings, we welcome new members from the Madison area Tergar community who intend to continue to be involved when we return to a face-to-face mode of meeting. If you would like to join us please contact the Madison Community Coordinator at 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.