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.
Serenity Ridge News
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 email@example.com.
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,
Registration is now open for the annual two-week Summer Retreat at Serenity Ridge. Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will teach on the topic of “Tummo: Inner Fire of Realization, Part 3.” All are welcome to attend this third and final tummo teaching.
An article about some of the history and beauty of Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, Ligmincha International headquarters and retreat center in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia, was published in the Winter 2019 issue of Tricycle magazine.
Registration is now open for two retreats at Serenity Ridge this spring: the annual Spring Retreat on “Discovering the Melody of Silence” and a special symposium that includes invited guests, “Serenity Ridge Dialogues: Body, Breath & Mind.” Those who register early will receive a discount off listed prices.
Stupas, or chorten in the Tibetan language, are an important part of Bön and Himalayan culture. Serenity Ridge Retreat Center now has its own stupa—the first Bön stupa in the United States and Ligmincha’s fifth stupa worldwide.
In the Tibetan tradition, body, speech and mind are known as the three doors to enlightenment, for they are the only tools we have for progressing on the spiritual path. Through these doors we either exit and become separated from our true nature, or we enter into the fullness of being, realizing and manifesting our capacities in this life for the benefit of others.
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is launching a yearlong online program related to these three doors.
Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche wrote the following letter to Ligmincha sangha members and friends. Rinpoche is on sabbatical until February.