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: There will be no JOL Tuesday on December 26th due to the Holidays. We resume our Tuesday schedule on January 2nd with a community night.
We are hiring!
Calling curious, entrepreneurial, and mindful professionals! Tergar Madison (TMad) is hiring for an Operations and Engagement Manager.
Collaborate with the TMad Community Council and volunteers to build community, plan fundraising, host events, and maintain operations. Flexibility for evening and weekend commitments required (at least two weeknights per week and one weekend obligation per month is common).
Candidates with a bachelor’s degree are preferred. Successful candidates will have 3-5 years event coordination experience, 1-3 years fundraising and social media/marketing experience. Excellent communication skills, proficiency with technology, and an interest in meditation practices are essential.
The compensation package includes $40,000, 30 hours/week and paid time off.
To learn more about the position, please click here.
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 protected].
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.
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 protected].
Sundays ~ 10:30am Nectar of the Path Group Meditation
Every Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30am will be Nectar of the Path written by Mingyur Rinpoche for our community and open to all meditators. The practice alternates chanting the text with minutes of open awareness interspersed throughout. No reservations needed. No charge. Open to all. Texts will be provided.
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.
Save the Date: Science of Meditation with Dr. Richard Davidson, Wednesday, March 20, 2024.
Join us on Wednesday evening, March 20th, for a new Science of Meditation with Dr. Richard Davidson. The exact time and location will be announced shortly.
For upcoming events and programs please go to our online calendar.
Other Groups and Activities
Thursday Noon POL Transmission Discussion Group (which met on Tuesdays in 2023) – this group will now be meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Thursday, January 4th, at noon. This in-person-only group discusses the current Vajrayana Online course on Mingyur Rinpoche’s annual transmission topic. This year, that is: Mahamudra: A Song of Realization. The focus is practice-oriented discussion. Hosting of the meeting is rotated. To join the email list for this group, please email [email protected].
Lineage Transmission Discussion Group – Wednesday, December 28th at 4 pm. This is a Zoom group that meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and is open to all Tergar Madison community members who are participating in the current Lineage Transmission course on Vajrayana Online, currently The Heart of Tantra. If you are interested and wish to have the Zoom link and/or be added to the email list for the discussion group, contact [email protected].
Abidharma Teachings with Tulku Tashi – no Abidharma Talk until further notice
Friday Open Meditation Group – Friday, December 29th at 8 am. Join our in-person Open Meditation Group with one hour of unguided meditation followed by one hour of shared reflections. We will meet in person at our Center on 301 S. Blount St. To join this group, please email [email protected].
Nectar of the Path – Next Nectar of the Path practice will be Sunday, January 7th at 10:30 a.m.
Our Meditation Center is open
Tuesdays from 2 pm to 6 pm
and Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm
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 protected].
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 protected].