Serenity Ridge News

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.

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.

Ligmincha International

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.

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