My Meditation Journey with Helen Tworkov

Introducing an Event with our Friends at Tergar International: 

Join Helen Tworkov, Tricycle Founder and co-author of Mingyur Rinpoche’s books, for this 60-minute conversation on May 4, 2024 at 10 A.M. ET with Tergar International founder Cortland Dahl. Helen will share her personal insights into the dissemination of Buddhism, as told in her newly released memoir Lotus Girl: My Life at the Crossroads of Buddhism and America.

A self-described “lost child” of the 1950s New York art world, Helen will share her transformational journey to Japan and Nepal where, in 1965, she volunteered at a Tibetan Refugee camp, her return to the United States, and the counterculture protests sparked by the Vietnam War. Following this, we learn of her meetings with leading Zen and Tibetan Buddhist teachers and her founding of Tricycle magazine, the first independent newsstand Buddhist magazine in the United States.

Register today for free to access the event link and also receive the recording.


Helen Tworkov

Helen Tworkov is the founding editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the first and only independent Buddhist magazine, and author of Zen in America: Profiles of Five Teachers. She first encountered Buddhism in Asia in the 1960s and has studied in both the Zen and Tibetan traditions. Since 2006, she has been a student of the Kagyu and Nyingma Tibetan master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and has assisted him in the writing of In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying and Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism.

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.”


  • Date: May 4, 2024
  • Time: 10 A.M. – 11 A.M. ET
  • Length of Time: 1 hour
  • Format: Youtube Live
  • Price: Free