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Summer Retreat: The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen Practice Retreat In Person and Online

Join Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche for the annual two-week Summer Retreat at Serenity Ridge in Virginia or online via Zoom. The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen is an essential text of the Tibetan Bön dzogchen tradition, which directly introduces us to the clear, open awareness that is our true nature and offers methods for maintaining a connection to the natural state. The text was composed by Drenpa Namkha, a great Tibetan meditation master of the late seventh/early eighth century.

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has offered teachings from this text on several occasions, most recently during Serenity Ridge’s summer retreat of 2020, and has published a book of commentary on the Seven Mirrors based on the 2020 teachings. In this summer’s two-week retreat, Rinpoche will guide us to recognize and rest in our true nature, engaging selected practices and meditations. Newcomers and experienced practitioners are equally welcome! The emphasis on practice will allow experiences and realization to deepen in the warmth of our collective practice.

Week 1: June 18–25, 2022 Newcomers are encouraged to attend!
Plan to arrive June 18 between 4–6 p.m. for registration/check in
Live Spanish translation will be available for Week 1.

Week 2: June 26–July 2, 2022
Plan to arrive June 25 between 4–6 p.m. for registration/check in

To allow for more guests to come in person, we ask you to limit your choice to a single preferred week. To register, please sign up for the Registration List (“Join Waiting List”) for your preferred week. Should you wish to join us for both weeks, please fill out the Waitlist for adding a second week (depending on availability). You will be contacted by the registrar to complete the registration process. 

Preregistration is required. Onsite registration will not be possible. Those attending in person must follow Covid guidelines.

Recommended reading: The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen: Teachings and Commentary on an Ancient Dzogchen Text, by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (2022, Sacred Sky Press)

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In the Bon 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 in December and January on Zoom for their second season of stories from the Bon tradition.

Free Online Serenity Ridge Dialogues October 22–24

Free Online Serenity Ridge Dialogues October 22–24

Join Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and guests in a free, unique opportunity to explore the frontiers of science and spirituality. “Serenity Ridge Dialogues: Body, Breath & Mind” will be held online via Zoom October 22-24, 2021.

When we bring our attention to our body, our breath and our mind, what happens and why? How does our relationship to sensations, thoughts and perceptions change through meditation and other energetic practices?

Fall Retreat on Living and Dying Begins October 13 on Zoom

Fall Retreat on Living and Dying Begins October 13 on Zoom

What if you were told you had one year to live? How would that change your perspective on life, on yourself, on your priorities?

Join Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche at Ligmincha’s Annual Fall Retreat on “Living in Joy, Dying in Peace” hosted by Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, as he invites us to reflect on impermanence, our sense of identity and our hidden attachments.

New 3 Doors Academy Begins in Person at Serenity Ridge in October

New 3 Doors Academy Begins in Person at Serenity Ridge in October

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

Summer Retreat on Dream Yoga and Sleep Yoga Online June 20–July 3

Summer Retreat on Dream Yoga and Sleep Yoga Online June 20–July 3

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.

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