Noticias Ligmincha Internacional
The sixth 3 Doors North American Academy will begin in October 2021 in person at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Shipman, Virginia. The program includes six group retreats at Serenity Ridge, with online practice and mentoring sessions in between, via Zoom. The Academy will be taught by 3 Doors senior teachers Marcy Vaughn and Gabriel Rocco.
Using meditation, including various breath, body and sound practices, this intensive 3 Doors training will provide participants with the opportunity to engage deeply in the process of self-discovery. It is rigorous in the sense that you are asked to make an active, ongoing commitment to self-reflection and meditation. It is challenging at times, since facing yourself can be humbling and disorienting. And it is frequently joyful, as the freedom of going beyond perceived limitations and experiencing the abundant resources of your true nature can be liberating.
Another strength of the program is that it draws upon the collective power of the group for support in transforming personal limitations. Sharing this two-and-a-half-year journey together, a cohort of students will attend six in-person residential retreats at Serenity Ridge in Virginia, US, which will be supplemented by online meetings with instructors and mentors, and draw on the mentor relationship for individual guidance and direction. The Academy environment is one of complete confidentiality, support and genuine warmth.
The end date of the program is currently being finalized.
The 3 Doors was founded by Tibetan teacher and meditation master Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and is an international organization that offers meditation programs with practical applications for everyday life.
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Dream Yoga and Sleep Yoga are profound teachings from the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition to support the realization of one’s true nature. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will teach on these topics during this year’s summer retreat, offered online via Zoom. Dream Yoga will be offered June 20–26 and Sleep Yoga will be held June 27–July 3.
All are welcome to join us for one or both weeks of these retreats, sponsored by Serenity Ridge Retreat Center and supported by Ligmincha International. A discounted rate is available if you register for both weeks.
In the Tibetan tradition, body, speech and mind are known as the three doors to enlightenment, for they are the only tools we have for progressing on the spiritual path. Through these doors we either exit and become separated from our true nature, or we enter into the fullness of being, realizing and manifesting our capacities in this life for the benefit of others.
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is launching a yearlong online program related to these three doors.
Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche wrote the following letter to Ligmincha sangha members and friends. Rinpoche is on sabbatical until February.
Ligmincha is offering two live Zoom retreats in February—»Sherap Chamma: Mother of Wisdom and Love” with Marcy Vaughn and “External, Internal and Secret Tsa Lung” with Alexandro Chaoul-Reich. All are welcome to attend.
We are living in a time of such great uncertainty, challenge and transformation. Isolation and loss in the face of Covid-19, separation across political and social justice issues, and the biodiversity crisis can seem overwhelming. How fortunate that the teachings of enlightened beings and realized masters of the Yungdrung Bön tradition are available to us!
In the Bön tradition, spiritual stories are a traditional form of teaching. They inspire devotees and practitioners to develop and strengthen their faith in dharma teaching. Join Lishu Institute teachers Geshe Sherap Lodoe and Dr. Sangmo Yangri on Zoom December 19–January 3 for Spiritual Stories from Zhang Zhung.
We are pleased to announce the release of two new audiobooks by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: Awakening the Sacred Body and Awakening the Luminous Mind. The books are read by senior teacher Marcy Vaughn, who edited both of the print books. Both are available through amazon.com (free with an Audible trial and also on Kindle) and through Hay House, the publisher of both books.
The five-year Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung series is the centerpiece of the Yungdrung Bön dzogchen teachings that are presented at the end of December each year, usually at Serenity Ridge in Virginia. We are excited to announce that this year, Part 1: Ngöndro will be held online via Zoom December 27, 2020–January 1, 2021 and is open to everyone.
As a patient or caregiver, or even a family member, we need support in the journey through a cancer diagnosis. Join 3 Doors senior teachers Gabriel Rocco and Alejandro Chaoul-Reich, in collaboration with the Mind Body Spirit Institute of the Jung Center, for this special retreat December 5–6, 2020.
Join us in November for two special online retreats via Zoom. John Jackson will hold a weekend retreat from November 7–8 on “The Red Garuda: Powerful Wings of the Heart.” Alejandro Chaoul-Reich will hold a four-day retreat on “Tibetan Yoga for Health and Well-Being” from November 12–15. All are welcome.