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!
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.
Tergar Madison hosts free, weekly open meditation 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.
Events and Activities
July 5, 12, 19, 26 | August 2, 9, 16, 23
~ Exploring Compassion and Wisdom: Thursday Night Talks with Cortland Dahl
Weekly drop-in series focusing on a set of teachings known as the Six Paramitas – six practices that help us to apply wisdom and compassion in everyday life.
August 21 ~ Wisdom Within: Buddhist and Scientific Perspectives on Compassion and Well-Being
With His Holiness the Sakya Trichen Rinpoche and Dr. Richard Davidson
A dialogue exploring humanity’s tendencies toward cooperation and peace, and how we can learn from them to cultivate greater inner wisdom.
August 25 ~ The Union of Wisdom and Compassion: Buddhist Meditations to Transform the Heart and Mind
With Cortland Dahl
A daylong retreat exploring Buddhist teachings on the cultivation of wisdom and compassion.
September 1 ~ Joy of Living 3 Mini-Workshop: Meditating on Interdependence
Morning workshop with Cortland Dahl.
September 11 ~ The Science of Meditation with Dr. Richard Davidson
With Richard Davidson
Public talk covering recent research findings on the impact of meditation on the brain.
September 19 and 26, October 3 and 10 ~ Getting Started: A Four-Part Introduction to Meditation
Four-week introduction to meditation on consecutive Wednesdays with members of the Tergar Madison Teaching Team.
October 4 ~ The End of Suffering: The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism
With Khenpo Kunga
Public talk on the basic teachings of the Buddha which outline the entire Buddhist path.
October 5—7 ~ Ordinary Mind: Teachings On the Third Karmapa’s Aspiration of Mahamudra
With Khenpo Kunga
A three-day retreat covering The Aspiration of Mahamudra, a short, treasured text which captures the essential points of the view, meditation, and application of Mahamudra practice.
November 3—4 ~ Calming the Mind: Joy of Living 1
With Scott Anderson
Weekend workshop focused on cultivating awareness to help create a peaceful mind and joyful heart.
November 9—11 ~ Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death
With Andrew Holocek
Weekend workshop covering the rich teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
December 1—2 ~ Awakening Wisdom: Joy of Living 3
With Cortland Dahl
Weekend workshop focused on cultivating wisdom through insight meditation.
December 15 ~ Mind Without Limits: Buddhist Meditation and the Principle of No Self
With Cortland Dahl
A daylong retreat exploring a form of meditation that uproots rigid and unhealthy beliefs about the self and leads to a profound shift in consciousness.
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PO Box 70754
Madison, WI 53707-0754
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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…
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