According to the ancient Tibetan spiritual traditions, our planet is alive and sacred. The five natural elements—earth, water, fire, air and space—can be considered fundamental aspects of a living universe. All of our experiences, from the sensations of the physical body, to the emotions, to the most fleeting of thoughts, are said to be composed entirely of these five elements in interaction. Join Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche for the Fall Retreat October 23–25 on the topic of “The Five Elements.”
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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 spiritual or energetic practices? Can science and medicine inform what and how we practice?
Join Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and special guest Deepak Chopra, along with leading scientists, physicians and practitioners, for a live online summit running October 9–11, featuring deep conversations at the intersection of scientific and spiritual knowledge about body, breath and mind.
Serenity Ridge Retreat Center’s Online Auction is now open! Bidding began Tuesday, June 23, at 9 a.m. Eastern (New York) time and ends Tuesday, July 7, at 1 p.m. New York time. Click on the link below to view the auction and get started.
The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen is a powerful heart-essence teaching from the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition. It offers a direct introduction to the clear, open awareness of our true nature as well as methods for maintaining the recognition of who we truly are.
All are welcome to join Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche for this special two-week online summer retreat, beginning June 20.
The following letter from Ligmincha President Rob Patzig shares some of Ligmincha’s many accomplishments and plans and requests your financial assistance to continue support our capacity to support students.
If you live close to Serenity Ridge, you are welcome to join others in the area for local sangha activities, which are now taking place online.
To be added to the local sangha email list so you can be notified about upcoming events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serenity Ridge has been blessed with two amazing gifts by Mexico sangha member and longtime student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Leonides Guadarrama: two museum-quality replicas of mandalas painted by Lama Yungdrung, one of our two resident lamas in Mexico.
Keep your memories of Serenity Ridge Retreat Center fresh all year long with this 13-month calendar. The calendar has beautiful photos of the past year at the center and is available through Ligmincha’s online Bookstore & Tibet Shop.
After much discussion and the desire not to increase the risk of exposure to the coronavirus for Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche or retreat attendees, the Spring Retreat previously scheduled at Serenity Ridge has been moved online. Everyone is welcome to attend the three-day live retreat on “Discovering the Melody of Silence,” now being offered through Zoom April 3–5.
Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, who has been visiting Serenity Ridge as a resident lama, has decided to return early to Houston due to the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus,
Check out Ligmincha’s 2019 and 2020 Biennial Report, recently posted on the Ligmincha website. The report shares highlights of what has been happening with Ligmincha International and Serenity Ridge, Ligmincha’s headquarters in Virginia, US, during these two years, along with plans for the future.
All are warmly invited to join Bön lamas, Ligmincha instructors, and other members of the Ligmincha International community as we engage in a 24-hour session of prayers and mantras on behalf of H.E. Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, the most senior teacher in the...