Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Tergar Meditation Community of the San Francisco Bay Area encompasses practice groups throughout the region. We meet regularly in Los Gatos, Oakland (Chinese language) and San Francisco. See below for more information on each practice group.
Tergar groups hold drop-in meditation groups, retreats, workshops, classes on meditation and Tibetan Buddhism, and more. 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 explore the practice of mindfulness.
Bay Area Tergar Groups
Meets every Sunday for English language group meditation and discussion 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breathe Together Yoga
14107-H Winchester Blvd
Los Gatos CA 95032
Group coordinators and contact:
Barry and Margaret Seidler and Karim Shariff
A Chinese-speaking group led by Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This group practices meditation, various rituals, and hosts discussions about Buddhism.
The SF Joy of Living (JOL) Meditation Practice Group will meet virtually online using Zoom, starting Sunday April 5, to support us all in staying aware and compassionate towards ourselves and everyone during these very tough times.
Please join us if you, like many of us, find it helpful to practice with friends in the face of so much increasing tension and fear in the world. We’d love to see you, whether or not you have attended in person in the past. In our sessions, we focus on the practice of mindful awareness, supporting this with guided meditation, discussions of practice, and short readings from The Joy of Living. In line with the core of Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings, the emphasis is on integrating practice with everyday life. Our current focus is on loving-kindness and compassion, which feels so appropriate for this moment in time.
We will begin by meeting weekly on Sundays, 10-11 am (an hour instead of an hour and a half) and will decide whether to continue weekly or shift back to twice monthly. We’ll also decide whether one hour is perfect or we’d like more time together.
Our intention is to forge a community of practice that supports us all in practicing in ways that nourish our lives!
Email us if you are coming so we can send you the link! If you’ve never used Zoom, after you click the link there will be a small download of the Zoom app the first time you use it.
Kathryn and Cristian
For the SF Tergar Practice Group