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.
This page provides information on Upcoming Events and Ongoing Programs. We invite you to join us!
Bay Area Tergar Groups
Tergar Los Gatos is a diverse group of meditators ranging from beginners to advanced practitioners. Based on the teachings of Mingyur Rinpoche, we explore a different topic each Sunday using guided meditations, video teachings from Rinpoche, short readings from his first book, The Joy of Living, as well as plenty of group discussion and involvement. Our emphasis is on the non-judgmental sharing of questions, comments, and insights, or just participating in silence. Whatever works best for you.
We meet on Zoom every Sunday for English language group meditation and discussion, 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Please feel free to drop into our Zoom meeting any Sunday. We’d love to meet you. Just send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll reply back with the current Zoom link to get you in. Or just click on the “Join Our Local Email List” in the blue square (above) to be placed on our weekly Sunday group email announcement (including Zoom link).
Margaret and Karim
Los Gatos group coordinators and contact:
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.
2930 Octavia Street, Unit #3
Oakland, CA 94619
Group Coordinator and contact:
Renee Leung (510) 409-3740
The SF Joy of Living (JOL) Meditation Practice Group meets virtually online using Zoom to support us all in staying aware and compassionate towards ourselves and everyone. Our intention is to forge a community of practice that supports us all in practicing in ways that nourish our lives!
Please join us to practice with friends and appreciate the simplicity, breadth, and clarity of Mingyur Rinpoche’s approach to meditation. 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. The emphasis is on integrating practice with everyday life.
We meet weekly on Sundays, 10-11:15 am Pacific Time.
Email us if you are coming so we can send you the link!
Kathryn and Cristian
For the SF Tergar Practice Group