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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. Included are live teachings and guided meditations, science/spirituality dialogs and mantra recitation sessions — see schedule below. Suggestions for “homework” are offered to support your exploration of these life-changing practices.
Every offering is free and open to all. Whether you are a longtime meditation practitioner or a novice, you are welcome to attend any or all live broadcasts throughout the year. Except for the 24-hour full moon practices, no advance registration is required. Simply view on the Facebook page of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche or on cybersangha.net.
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UPCOMING: The Month of the Body
Thursday, January 28, 10 a.m. New York time through Friday, January 29, 10 a.m.: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Finding Peace through Stillness of the Body.” Hosted by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Ligmincha International’s worldwide community of practitioners, the session begins with a teaching and guided meditation with Rinpoche followed by mantra recitation and silent contemplation. Guided practice, mantra recitation and silent contemplation will continue throughout the 24 hours. Unlike Rinpoche’s CyberSangha® Facebook Live broadcasts, the 24-hour full moon practice takes place via Zoom, in an online meeting space. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.
Learn more and register
Friday, January 29, 11 a.m. New York time: “Finding Serenity Through Stillness.” Teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
Tuesday, February 9, 11 a.m. New York time: “Meditation in Motion: Benefits of Yoga and Other Movement-Based Practices.” A live online discussion with Lorenzo Cohen, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and host Alejandro Chaoul-Reich.
COMING SOON: The Month of Speech: February 26–March 27
Friday, February 26, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Finding Peace through the Silence of Speech.” Speech refers not only to the words we speak, but also to the energy carried by our voice and our breath. The teachings, discussions, and practices of this month explore using speech, mantra, other forms of sound, and/or breathing practices to support us to connect with the pure, unceasing awareness of our true nature. Through allowing our voice to rest in silence, we draw attention to inner silence and continue to release effort that separates us from being fully present. A doorway to deep inner peace, resting in silence allows the light of pure awareness to dawn, awareness that illuminates the source of positive qualities within us and all beings.
Registration opens after January 28.
More dates to be announced soon.
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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.
Explore meditation practices that support you to have a vital relationship with your inherent creativity, care well for yourself and others, and awaken the inspiration to express your life fully in this new course with senior teacher Marcy Vaughn. The course is offered through The Three Doors and is based on the teachings of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
During the full moon of October 31, 2020, join us online for meditation followed by a 24-hour mantra recitation session. The session offers a precious opportunity to engage in reciting and connecting deeply with the Mantra of Clear Light (SA LÉ Ö mantra), one of the Three Heart Mantras of Bön.