We are students of Buddhist teachings and meditation practices working with Mingyur Rinpoche's Joy of Living course. Our intention is to learn, support, and inspire each other to deepen our respective practices and make the most of the course materials.
Anyone with an interest in the Joy of Living course is welcome to join. Regular attendance and committed practice will yield the most benefit, but all interested persons are welcome to attend our meetings.
The Joy of Living is a course of meditation study and practice that can be followed by anyone, regardless of religious or cultural orientation. The course was designed by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche primarily to:
The goal of this program is to discover lasting contentment that is not subject to the fluctuating conditions of the external world and to nurture the wisdom and compassion that manifest naturally from awareness. Meditation is used to explore the landscape of the heart and mind and uncover the richness of the present moment.
Though rooted in Buddhist teachings, the practices taught in the Joy of Living are not religious in nature. They deal with basic functions of the mind, such as awareness, and the movements toward happiness and away from suffering. Through these practices we gradually transform our relationship to present–moment experience and learn to approach every thought, feeling, and sensory experience with unconditional warmth and acceptance.
Mingyur Rinpoche is a well-known teacher grounded in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He is the guiding teaching of the Tergar Meditation Community which provides extensive programing for the dissemination of Buddhist teachings.
We meet Friday from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Baker room, second floor
First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
21600 Shaker Boulevard • Shaker Heights, Oh 44122
The Joy of Living is taught as series of weekend retreats and as a series of online courses. See https://tergar.org/ for more information.