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: The office is open every Tuesday from 2 to 6 pm and every Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm. Masks are recommended when in the Center. If you or anyone in your home is not feeling well, we ask that you attend our programming virtually.
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 is currently on hold until further notice.
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 sign up for our weekly newsletter to be updated when these events re-start.
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.
An Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism
Thursdays, September 29th through November 3rd
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CDT
In this six-class hybrid seminar, we will explore the most important principles and practices of Vajrayana Buddhism, including its profound teachings on the immanence of the enlightened state and the powerful practices that enable us to access our own awakened nature. Each class includes teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, as well as guided meditations and discussions led by Scott Anderson and Kasumi Kato.
Click here to register.
For upcoming events and programs please go to our online calendar.
Other Groups and Activities
Offered in Hybrid format: 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 is a face-to-face group that meets twice monthly. Currently we are meeting in a hybrid format. 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 email@example.com.
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 and who are from the Madison area community who intend to continue to being involved in this group when we return to a face-to-face mode of meeting. Currently we are meeting in an online format. For more information about this group please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Meditation Center is open
Tuesdays from 2 pm to 6 pm
and Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Email List
Tergar Madison has created an email list for unmoderated, respectful person-to-person communication among community members. The email address is email@example.com. 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.