About Us

Our Inspiration: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

This project emerges from Mingyur Rinpoche’s life-long interest in learning. Not only learning about ourselves and the world, but learning from our experience. His unique approach  seamlessly weaves together Buddhist wisdom and contemporary approaches to learning in what we call the Buddhist Experience Curriculum. This one-of-a-kind approach to learning embodies both Mingyur Rinpoche’s emphasis on experiential and engaged forms of learning, as well as his wish to create kind and resilient human beings who can guide our world into the future. Learn More about Mingyur Rinpoche.

Our Unique Approach to Teaching and Learning

Buddhist Experience Curriculum
The bedrock of our curriculum and school is a series of inquiries into core Buddhist topics, such as the mind, loving-kindness, interdependence, and ethical conduct. From here, each curricular area—i.e. math, language arts, science, social studies, and the fine arts—emerges through the lens of these topics. This unique approach allows us to foster both inner and outer wisdom in our students that are at once balanced and supportive.

Guiding Principle and Mission

Guiding Principle
The view that all beings are imbued with kindness and resilience guides everything we do. Our path of learning is a holistic and experiential process. We recognize these inherent qualities, unlock their potential, and embody them for the welfare of all.

Mission
Based in the vision of Mingyur Rinpoche, Tergar Schools creates K–12 schools that weave together Buddhist view, meditation, and application with contemporary fields of study. We employ innovative teaching approaches that foster curious and creative learners who thrive in and contribute to a complex, interconnected, and changing world.

Place in Tergar Mandala

The Tergar Schools project works collaboratively with Mingyur Rinpoche’s other organizations—including Tergar International, Tergar Asia, Tergar Institute, and Tergar Charity—to cultivate a world filled with the profound Buddhist teachings and practices, appropriate for all people regardless of age, culture, geography, and learning style.

Executive Director