Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Tergar Meditation Community holds drop-in meditation groups, retreats, workshops, and classes on meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. This page provides information on Upcoming Events and Ongoing Programs. We invite you to join us!
September 17 and 24 ~ Foundations of Meditation
Two-Part Introduction to Meditation Course
September 21 ~ Deepening the Conversation on Buddhism and Social Change
Follow-up to the August 18 Conversation, with Edwin and Myoshin Kelley
October 10 ~ Devotion: Inspiring Your Meditation Practice
Public Talk with Edwin Kelley
October 12 ~ Joy of Living 1 Mini-Retreat: Calming the Mind
Half-day Workshop with a Tergar Practice Leader
October 16-20 ~ Finding Ease in our True Nature
Weekend Residential Meditation Retreat with Tergar Instructors Edwin Kelley and Myoshin Kelley, St. Anthony Spirituality Center, Marathon City, Wisconsin, USA
November 2-3 ~ Opening the Heart
Joy of Living 2 Meditation Workshop with Tergar Facilitator Stephanie Wagner
November 9 ~ Practice in Action: Adopt-a-Drain
Join us for a group service project and soup!
November 15 ~ Befriending Yourself
Loving the World, a public talk with Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted
November 16-17 ~ A Boundless Heart
Connecting to the World Through the Four Immeasurables, a Weekend Workshop with Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted
December 7 ~ Joy of Living 2 Mini-Retreat: Opening the Heart
Half-day Workshop with a Tergar Practice Leader
December 13-15 ~ Awakening Wisdom
Joy of Living 3 Workshop with Instructor Edwin Kelley and Facilitator Fionnuala Shenpen
Tergar Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) Steering Committee
The Tergar MSP Steering Committee meets monthly and it is comprised of representatives of various areas of local operations. View an archive of monthly meeting summaries here. To request minutes, for more information, or to provide input, please email The Tergar MSP Community Coordinator, Kirstine Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggestions and Comments for Tergar Minneapolis/St Paul Steering Committee:
If you would like to offer input to the Steering Committee and others in Tergar Minneapolis/St Paul leadership, please follow this link.
Google Email Groups
Tergar Minneapolis / St. Paul now has two google email group lists for communication among community members! These email groups can help us stay more connected with each other around areas of mutual interest related to our practice at Tergar. The first, TMSP-Community-List@tergar.org, is a more general listserv. The second, TMSP-Engaged@tergar.org, is more focused around engaging in the larger community to promote the welfare of all. Learn more here. To join, please visit groups.google.com/a/tergar.org and enter “TMSP” in the search box or contact Delaney@tergar.org.
For updates on any last-minute cancellations due to weather, traffic, or other factors, sign up for Tergar alerts from RainedOut at this link.
Ongoing Meditation Groups
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 as we explore the practice of mindfulness meditation. Follow these links to learn more:
- Weekly Tuesday Evening Group, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month Program: Silent Meditation, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Teachings, Practice, Discussion, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
The Joy of Living Program
The Joy of Living is a course of meditation training that is open to people of all religious and cultural backgrounds. Learn more about Joy of Living Workshops and Retreats.
Exploring Buddhism Program
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 Program
The Path of Liberation builds on the foundational teachings of the Joy of Living, presenting a course of Buddhist study and meditation practice rooted in the ancient teachings of Tibet. Learn more about Path of Liberation Workshops and Retreats.
Peer-Led Discussion Groups
Peer-led discussion groups at Tergar Minneapolis-St. Paul create ways for people to come together as peers around shared interests or identities. Such groups can be tremendously supportive to a meditation practice, in building community ties, and in enabling members to explore particular aspects of practice that interest them. Learn more about forming groups here. View a list of active groups here.
1621 E Hennepin Avenue, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55414 USA
Phone: (612) 460-8837
For those coming from out of the area, the Twin Cities have much to offer. For information about travel to our center as well as a list of restaurants that are nearby, quick, and affordable, click here.
For more information about the area, including links to hotels and transportation, visit www.minneapolis.org.
There is ample parking at the back of the Fisk Building or in the parking lot located across the street to the west of the building. MetroTransit bus routes 3 and 4 have regular service, with stops about ⅓ mile from the center; route 61 operates weekdays/Saturdays with stops along E. Hennepin Ave.
Diversity and Inclusion Aspiration
As part of the commitment of Tergar International to make the teachings and community accessible for all, its Code of Conduct calls us to identify and reduce any barriers for individual participation and to actively promote equity and inclusion. As an expression of our basic goodness and interdependence, we at Tergar Minneapolis-St. Paul embrace these callings to support a vibrant and healthy community. Read More…