This event happened on January 28

My Meditation Journey

with Laurie Anderson


January 28, 2023.

10-11 a.m. EST (New York), 4-5 p.m. CET (Europe), 11 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. HKT (Hong Kong) 

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Registration will close 1 hour in advance of the event.

Who can attend this event?

This program is open to everyone.


Translation from English will be offered in Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

“If I’m confused, I just spend some time looking at the sky and falling into it. It’s not a meditation that anyone taught me, it’s something I’ve done my whole life, and liked doing, and it made me feel like nothing.” — Laurie Anderson

During a sixty-minute conversation with Tergar founder Cortland Dahl, iconic artist, musician, and long-time student of Mingyur Rinpoche Laurie Anderson shares personal insights and stories about her experience with meditation. The conversation aims to demystify the transformative aspects of meditation and celebrates the positive inner and outer results felt during practice.


My Meditation Story is a light-hearted discussion with a serious message that intends to empower, inspire curiosity, and help to develop self-confidence and joy through healthy habits.


With a rare and unforced approach, Laurie Anderson explains her path, from the first inspiration that led to meditation to the difficulties she experienced along the way, as well as practical advice that can be applied in our own practice. 


  • An interview with Laurie Anderson based on carefully curated questions
  • An open Q&A for participants to ask questions in the last segment of the program

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About Laurie Anderson

Writer, director, composer, visual artist, musician and vocalist Laurie Anderson has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, experimental music, and technology. 

Anderson has published ten books and been nominated for five Grammys throughout her recording career with Warner Records and Nonesuch. Her album Landfall, a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, received a Grammy award in 2018.

Anderson had created numerous audio-visual installations as well as films such as Home of the Brave (1986), Carmen (1992), and Hidden Inside Mountains (2005). Her film Heart of a Dog (2015) was chosen as an official selection of the 2015 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Full Biography

About Cortland Dahl

Tergar International Founder Cortland Dahl is a Buddhist scholar and translator, a meditation teacher, and a collaborator on various scientific studies.

After receiving a Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies, he lived for eight years in India and Nepal, where he spent long periods in solitary retreat in the Himalayan foothills and taught courses on Buddhism, meditation, and Tibetan language at Kathmandu University’s Center for Buddhist Studies.

Cortland has published numerous translations on meditation and Buddhist philosophy, as well as scientific articles on meditation research and the cultivation of well-being.