Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the Tergar Meditation Group of Portland holds regular teachings and community events in and around Portland, Oregon. As a community of friends exploring the practice of meditation, we gather regularly to practice, study, and host regular visits by Mingyur Rinpoche. We also offer retreats and seminars on the practice of meditation and the fundamentals of Buddhist practice.
Mingyur Rinpoche’s approach to meditation focuses on the practice of mindfulness, which unlocks the door to a calm mind, compassionate heart and insight into the challenges of day-to-day life. Rinpoche’s teachings emphasize universal principles that are of profound benefit to people of all faiths and belief systems. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner wanting to deepen your practice, please join us.
Meditation Group Details
Based on the Joy of Living teachings of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, our regular meditation group explores mindfulness practices designed to calm the mind, open the heart, and awaken wisdom. Our meetings are free and open to all. If you are new to meditation 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 learn how to transform the challenges of day-to-day life into sources joy and inner peace. Each session includes guided meditations and group discussion. Feel free to drop in anytime!
When: The first and third Tuesdays of each month from 7:15pm–9pm; the fourth Sunday of each month will be a Mini-Practice Retreat from 1pm-4pm (by donation).
Where: SomaSpace – 4050 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 (located in the Hollywood District)
Group Coordinators: Lyle and Diane McQueen-Smith
Phone: (503) 341-7776
Facebook: Tergar Portland
Monthly Calendar: Tergar Portland Monthly Calendar of Group Meetings and Events
Mini-Practice Retreat from 1pm-4pm on the fourth Sunday of each month at SomaSpace. Practice sessions include sitting and walking meditation; silence is observed. By donation. All are welcome.
Monthly Introduction to Meditation
Interested in meditation but not sure where to begin? Please join us for a single-session intro to meditation class on the fourth Tuesday of every month, where 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…
Monthly Nature of Mind Practice, Study and Discussion Group
The Tergar Portland community offers a practice, study, and discussion group on Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings on the nature of mind. This group will be meeting on an ongoing basis on the second Sunday of each month. This group is restricted to students who have received the pointing-out instructions from Mingyur Rinpoche, another of Tulku Urgyen’s sons, or Khenpo Kunga. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about joining this group. Read more…
October 27-29 ~ Awakening Wisdom
Joy of Living 3 Meditation Workshop with Senior Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted, Medford
November 10-12 ~ Embracing the Feminine on the Path of Awakening
With Senior Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley, Portland, Oregon, USA