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.
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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.
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
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.
Ligmincha is offering two live Zoom retreats in February—”Sherap Chamma: Mother of Wisdom and Love” with Marcy Vaughn and “External, Internal and Secret Tsa Lung” with Alexandro Chaoul-Reich. All are welcome to attend.
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.
The five-year Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung series is the centerpiece of the Yungdrung Bön dzogchen teachings that are presented at the end of December each year, usually at Serenity Ridge in Virginia. We are excited to announce that this year, Part 1: Ngöndro will be held online via Zoom December 27, 2020–January 1, 2021 and is open to everyone.
Join us in November for two special online retreats via Zoom. John Jackson will hold a weekend retreat from November 7–8 on “The Red Garuda: Powerful Wings of the Heart.” Alejandro Chaoul-Reich will hold a four-day retreat on “Tibetan Yoga for Health and Well-Being” from November 12–15. All are welcome.
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.
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.
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.