Serenity Ridge News

Prayer Wheels Coming Soon to Serenity Ridge

Prayer Wheels Coming Soon to Serenity Ridge

Thanks to a successful start to our 2022 fundraising activities, Serenity Ridge Retreat Center will soon have 15 stunning prayer wheels lining the path between Kunzang Khang and Garuda House. These prayer wheels were gifted to the center by Vicki Wheaton just as covid struck and everything had to shut down. Now, thanks to more than $13,000 raised through the summer auction and the generosity of donors contributing directly, work is now under way to install the wheels.

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.

Serenity Ridge Spring Retreat on Breath and Awareness Starts March 31

Serenity Ridge Spring Retreat on Breath and Awareness Starts March 31

Join us March 31–April 3 in person at Serenity Ridge in Virginia, or online via Zoom, for Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s spring retreat. Rinpoche will be teaching on The Nine Winds: Exploring the Union of Breath and Awareness.

The winds (lung, prana or chi) are the essential energy underlying all of existence. In the chapter of the Bon Mother Tantra, “The Unceasing Sphere of Light,” nine winds describe the movements of the layers of consciousness from gross to subtle.

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.

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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.

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