Tergar Bozeman

Joy of Living Practice Group

Tibetan Buddhist Foundational Meditation Practices/Teachings

Meeting Times:
Wednesdays, 5:30-7 PM (Mountain Time)
In person and via Zoom
Group/Practice Co-Coordinators: Sheila Devitt & Janet Dochnahl
Email: bozemantergar@gmail.com

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7 PM (Mountain Time)

Please arrive in the meditation hall by 5:25.   

If you are new to meditation, please come at 5:15 to receive instruction on how to sit on a cushion (if you choose, chairs are also available). Each evening there are two guided meditations, which will give beginning instructions of meditation. The practice coordinator for the evening can update you on what the Joy of Living group is currently studying and practicing.  

We look foward to meeting you.

All are welcome!

We are a practice group within the Tergar International Meditation Community under the guidance of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Based on the Joy of Living teachings of Mingyur Rinpoche, our weekly meditation group explores awareness meditation techniques designed to calm the mind, open the heart, and awaken wisdom.

Each week we will explore a different topic, using guided meditations, video teachings from Rinpoche, short readings from his first book, The Joy of Living, as well as group discussion and ways to apply these practices to daily life.

We are using Mingyur Rinpoche’s book The Joy of Living as a supplement to our sessions to give greater context to the practices we share.   It can be purchased by order at Country Bookshelf or online at Amazon.

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 of joy and inner peace. Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings offer a fresh, accessible approach to these ancient practices. Drop in any time. All are welcome.

Monthly Session Topics

Each month topics will be presented, deepened and practiced. Those who are subscribed to our weekly newsletter will receive additional information and practice tools related to the topic. 

Please join us for the following new topic:  Meditating with Thoughts . 

Meditating with Thoughts:The goal of meditation is not to control thoughts and feelings, but to be aware of the depth and range of experience as it unfolds in the present moment.  Thinking is the natural activity of the mind. Bringing awareness to the stream of words and images that move through the mind allows us to use our thoughts, rather than be used by them. 

Sept 27 – Opening Session 

Oct 4    – Deepening Session 

Oct  11 – Practice only Session

Those who are subscribed to our weekly newsletter will receive additional information and practice tools related to the topic.

Joy of Living is a path of meditation practice that can be followed by anyone, regardless of religious or cultural orientation. Though rooted in the ancient Buddhist teachings of Tibet, the practices in the Joy of Living are not religious in nature. They deal with basic functions of the mind, such as mindful awareness and the movements toward happiness and away from suffering. In working with these qualities of mind, we gradually transform our relationship to present–moment experience, learning to approach every thought, feeling, emotion and sensory experience with unconditional warmth and acceptance.

Read about some of our members’ experiences here.

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