Serenity Ridge News

Serenity Ridge Postpones Reopening Until Spring 2022

Serenity Ridge Postpones Reopening Until Spring 2022

It is with regret that Serenity Ridge Retreat Center has postponed reopening its in-person retreats with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche until spring 2022.

Originally, the Winter Retreat on the Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung, Part 2, was planned to be both in person (for a limited number of 50 participants, with social distancing) and online via Zoom. But due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic and the latest news of the new variant, it has been decided to hold the Winter Retreat only online.

$15,000 Matching Grant for Serenity Ridge

$15,000 Matching Grant for Serenity Ridge

Serenity Ridge is finally reopening after nearly two years away!  But reopening isn’t a matter of simply turning the lights on—it’s a different world after Covid-19 and we must ensure that all our friends and sangha members remain safe and secure. 

With that in mind, a generous donor pledged up to $15,000 to help with our reopening costs through a dollar-for-dollar matching grant.  At this important time, your dollars can make all the difference. Every $1 you give results in $2 to pay for important building and safety improvements.

Things to Give Away? Think of Serenity Ridge

Things to Give Away? Think of Serenity Ridge

Attic too full? Garage stuffed? Don’t know what to do with that old computer? Free up some space in your house (or garage or tool shed) while also helping out Serenity Ridge Retreat Center!

We are always on the lookout for quality furniture, garden and home tools, and much more

In-Person Fall Retreats Canceled at Serenity Ridge

In-Person Fall Retreats Canceled at Serenity Ridge

Several 3 Doors in-person retreats previously scheduled at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center this fall have been canceled due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. The new 6th North American Academy, however, will begin online via Zoom October 7–12, 2021.

At this point, Serenity Ridge is expected to open in December for Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s winter retreat.

Funds Needed to Help Serenity Ridge Reopen

Funds Needed to Help Serenity Ridge Reopen

Funds are needed to help reopen Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, which has been closed to the public during the pandemic. Serenity Ridge hopes to reopen in December for the winter retreat. The following fundraising letter was sent recently to Ligmincha sangha members and friends.

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.

New Items at Ligmincha Bookstore

New Items at Ligmincha Bookstore

We are excited to announce that the Ligmincha International Bookstore and Tibet Shop has just received a special shipment from Kathmandu. We are hard at work getting the new items unpacked and posted online to share these new treasures with you.

Ligmincha International

Don’t Fall for Fake Facebook Accounts

Don’t Fall for Fake Facebook Accounts

Dear sangha and friends, please know that Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche never sends private messages from his Facebook page asking for money or advertising products or services, and he is not sending friend requests.

If you see a fake Facebook account, please let us know,

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