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Madison Joy of Living Meditation Group 


  • Tuesday, September 13
  • 7-8:30pm

How much?

  • Free!


On Wisconsin Room in the Red Gym 
716 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706

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Tergar Meditation Group Opening Night

With Dr. Richard Davidson & Matthieu Ricard

Please join us for the opening night of our weekly meditation group. We are honored to host Dr. Richard J. Davidson, one of the world's leading experts in the scientific exploration of contemplative practices, for this special evening. In addition to our regularly scheduled group meditation practice, Dr. Davidson will talk about the practice of meditation and his work studying its effects on the brain, body, and mind.

Please note: Matthieu Ricard, who was originally scheduled to join us, will be unable to attend due to the passing of Trulshik Rinpoche, one of his main teachers.

About Dr. Davidson

Dr. Richard DavidsonDr. Richard Davidson is one of the world's foremost brain scientists. He is the Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is director of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Davidson received his PhD from Harvard University in 1976. He specializes in research on brain function, especially regarding positive emotions and meditation. He was the year 2000 recipient of the most prestigious award given by the American Psychological Association for lifetime achievement—the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. He has published more than 150 articles, many chapters and reviews, and edited twelve books.

About the Tergar Meditation Community

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 Tibetan 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. Read more...