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Winter Retreat Continues Experiential Transmission Dzogchen Series

The Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung is the centerpiece of Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s dzogchen teachings held every December at Serenity Ridge. This year, Rinpoche continues the third year of this five-year cycle. Attendance is possible both in person at Serenity Ridge and online via Zoom. The retreat begins on December 26 at 7 p.m. New York time and concludes around 2 p.m. on January 1, 2023.

The concise and essential practice manual of the Experiential Transmission, the Chag Tri, by the great adept Drugyalwa Yungdrung, provides complete instructions for those aspiring to the practice of dzogchen, the path of self-liberation.

In this year’s retreat, Rinpoche focuses on the aspects of view, meditation and conduct, building on Part 2 to further guide students toward recognizing their own inner clarity and integrating their realization into their practice and their lives. Practitioners will explore:

  • How naked seeing is the dzogchen view and the self-introduction.
  • How clear light is the meditation.
  • How bringing every experience and challenge onto the path is the conduct.

Prerequisite: This retreat is open to those who have received the teachings for Parts 1 and 2 of the Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche either in this current teaching cycle or previously.

All in-person attendees must present proof of a negative Covid test result taken within 24 hours prior to arrival at Serenity Ridge. Attendees as asked to bring a second test with them to retest in the middle of the retreat. Serenity Ridge has placed additional hand sanitization stands in major foot-traffic areas, significantly expanded air quality by adding UV filtration throughout Kunzang Khang (the community building and cafeteria) and purchased outdoor space heaters to make outdoor dining comfortable.

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Opening Your Heart to the World 3 Doors Retreat with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Opening Your Heart to the World 3 Doors Retreat with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Join Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder of The Three Doors, September 10–11 for a very special weekend retreat on Zoom. The 3 Doors is an international organization that offers meditation programs with opportunities to meditate in community and integrate meditation into your everyday life for the benefit of self and others. Everyone is welcome!

 Rinpoche will guide participants to connect with the inner refuge of an open heart of wisdom and compassion during two full days of teaching. Practices will be guided by 3 Doors senior teachers

Join Rinpoche in Crestone, Colorado in September for Part 2 of A-Tri Dzogchen

Join Rinpoche in Crestone, Colorado in September for Part 2 of A-Tri Dzogchen

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will return to Crestone, Colorado September 23–25 to continue his teaching on the dzogchen text, The Stages of A-tri Meditation. The A-tri is an essential meditation guide to one of the three main dzogchen lineages in the Tibetan Bon tradition.

Rinpoche will present these teachings at the beautiful Colorado College campus in Crestone, Colorado, and simultaneously with our worldwide sangha via Zoom.

Join Us for the Newly Combined 2022 Fall Retreat and Serenity Ridge Dialogues in October

Join Us for the Newly Combined 2022 Fall Retreat and Serenity Ridge Dialogues in October

For the first time this fall, Fall Retreat and Serenity Ridge Dialogues will merge! The retreat, titled The Five Elements and Serenity Ridge Dialogues, will be held October 11–16, both at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Virginia and online via Zoom.

In the mornings, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will teach on the five elements. The afternoons will bring presenters together around specific areas of scientific investigation to explore how practices work.

New Book by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen

New Book by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s newest book, The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen: Teachings and Commentary on an Ancient Dzogchen Text, is now available in the Ligmincha Bookstore and Tibet Shop. The book is based on teachings that Rinpoche gave during his 2020 summer retreat.

The teachings and commentary in this book are based on a profound text on the nature of mind called The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen by Drenpa Namkha.

Interfaith Prayers for World Peace

Interfaith Prayers for World Peace

Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine, growing numbers of people have lost their homes or their loved ones. This is not the only place of violence, displacement and war in this world. Many others have been injured, and many families have been separated. Toward...

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