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!
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:
February 20 ~ Awareness: An Expression of Our True Nature
Public Talk with Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley
February 29 – March 1 ~ Opening the Heart
Joy of Living 2 Meditation Workshop with Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley and Tergar Facilitator Justin Kelley
March 4 – March 25 ~ Foundations of Meditation
Four Part Introduction to Meditation Course with Tergar Practice Leaders
March 7 ~ Buddhism and Social Justice: Generosity and Patience
Interactive discussion with Myoshin Kelley, Edwin Kelley, and Justin Kelley
March 7 ~ Joy of Living 1 Mini-Retreat: Calming the Mind
Half day Workshop with a Tergar Practice Leader
March 20 ~ Cave in the Snow
Movie Night and Discussion with a Tergar Practice Leader
March 26 ~ dharma + family
Public Talk and Interactive Evening with Tergar Facilitator Justin Kelley
April 3 – 5 ~ Beyond Expectation and Anxiety
Weekend Residential Retreat with Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley in Janesville, MN
April 11 ~ Joy of Living 2 Mini-Retreat: Opening the Heart
Half day Workshop with a Tergar Practice Leader
April 18 ~ Interdependence: Meditation and the Ecology of the Heart
Daylong Workshop with Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley and Tergar Facilitator Stephanie Wagner
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.
Pay-What-You-Can 2020 Pilot
Our community will be piloting a new way of charging for weekend non-residential programs and workshops in 2020. When you register for any fee-based programs, there will be an option to pay the standard “base” fee, higher fees for those who have the capacity to pay more, and lower fees —or no fee —, for those with budgets that do not accommodate the base cost. Regular weekly and monthly programs will continue to be offered by donation. Read more…
In an effort to make practice interviews more accessible, they will be offered in 15-minute increments on the first Tuesday night of each month from 7-8:30pm in the small practice room outside of the kitchen. There will be a sign up on the bulletin board. Feel free to take advantage of this precious opportunity to talk about your practice with a practice leader or instructor. It can be very illuminating. Read more…
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.
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.
1621 E Hennepin Avenue, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55414 USA
Phone: (612) 460-8837
There is ample parking at the back of the Fisk Building or in the parking lot located across 16th Ave SE on 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.
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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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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…