Tergar Meditation Community
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
The mission of the Tergar Meditation Community is to make the ancient practice of meditation accessible to the modern world. For centuries, the practice of meditation has been used by countless individuals to transform suffering into joy and confusion into wisdom.
Tergar meditation and study programs are designed to facilitate this transformation. Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a remarkable teacher celebrated for his ability to make the practice of meditation accessible to people of all backgrounds, the Tergar community of meditation centers and practice groups provides a comprehensive course of meditation training and study, with programs for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
The Tergar journey begins with the Joy of Living, a series of three seminars that present practical advice on how meditation can be used to calm the mind, open the heart, and develop insight. The Path of Liberation builds on the foundational teachings of the Joy of Living, presenting a series of meditative practices designed to strip away the causes of suffering and uncover the radiant awareness that underlies all experience.
Tergar International oversees the activities of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche outside of Asia. Our activities include the creation of materials for practice and study, training programs for meditation instructors and facilitators, programs that serve the entire worldwide community of Mingyur Rinpoche’s students, and the scheduling of Rinpoche’s teaching tours.
Tergar Meditation Communities and Practice Groups offer weekly meditation and study sessions, as well as regular seminars on meditation and the core principles of the Buddhist path.
Mingyur Rinpoche is a Tibetan meditation master celebrated for his ability to present the practice of meditation in a clear, accessible manner. Rinpoche himself used the practice of meditation to deal with a debilitating anxiety disorder as child. Later, he took part in a number of groundbreaking scientific studies concerning the effects of meditation on the brain. His teaching style reflects this unique background, combining the ancient wisdom of Tibet with the insights of modern science and practical advice on using meditation to deal with the challenges of daily life.