About Ligmincha

We are a global community (sangha) of meditators and practitioners of the ancient Bön spiritual tradition of Tibet. The Bön tradition teaches us how to embrace the joys, sorrows and challenges of life with an open heart. Connecting more fully to ourselves, we connect more fully to life. As the bound and limited ways we view self and other loosen and open through meditation, the teachings guide us out of suffering toward liberation, or Buddhahood. Self-realization is possible for everyone, without exception.

To introduce and support the deepening of meditation practice, we offer online courses and teachings, communities, and a store for practice-related items. In recognition of the international nature of our community, we provide real-time translation and/or subtitles in as many as twenty languages. We also maintain five retreat centers and have many physically situated practice groups around the world.

Additional practice opportunities exist with our sister organizations. Lishu Institute, in Uttarakhand, India supports long-term study and practice (from two weeks to three years), and The 3 Doors presents the Bön dzogchen teachings in an authentic yet secular format.

In addition to supporting the global Bön community

We work to ensure Bön’s preservation for future generations. We provide assistance to monks and nuns and their monasteries, and preserve the teachings and instructions via audio and video recordings in their original languages and in translation. Through Sacred Sky Press we publish Bön texts  and practice materials in translation.

Our founder and Spiritual Director is Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. A global network of resident lamas, authorized Western teachers, practice-leaders, and volunteers support his activities.

Service to others is a key aspect of the teachings and our practice. To that end, we are a volunteer-run organization with few paid staff positions. There are many ways you can help support Bön, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and our growing community. Contact info@ligmincha.org. To get involved at a local level please contact the person listed on the relevant country page.

Ligmincha International was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit  in 1993. In 2015 we also became recognized as a religious institution.  Until 2015 Ligmincha filed Form 990’s, a type of annual report, with the IRS. As a religious institution, we are no longer required to make such filings. Instead, we now publish annual reports and post them directly on our website.

All of our annual financial information is reviewed by an accounting firm but are unaudited.

Please direct any questions to our Chief Financial Officer.

Board of Directors, Officers, and Staff

Ligmincha’s daily operations are managed by its officers and staff, who report to our Board of Directors. Our Board consists of dedicated students of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche from around the world. As Spiritual Director, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s vision and priorities govern our activities. The Board is responsible for oversight and strategic planning, and the Officers and Staff are responsible for implementation.

Ligmincha Officers & Directors

Founder & Spiritual Director
President CFO
Executive Director
Treasurer
Director
Director

Ligmincha support Staff

Director of Study
Director of Research
Director of Webcasts and Social Media
Director of Communcations

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Help Continue Our Mission

Your donation contributes to our mission of preserving the Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. All donations will be used to help further Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s vision and the mission of Ligmincha International.

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Help Continue Our Mission

Your donation contributes to our mission of preserving the Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. All donations will be used to help further Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s vision and the mission of Ligmincha International.

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