The United States

The United States is home to two Ligmincha retreat centers: Serenity Ridge and Chamma Ling. Serenity Ridge, in Shipman, Virginia, is our largest center and also headquarters to Ligmincha International. Chamma Ling Retreat Center is in Crestone, Colorado. In addition to hosting retreats throughout the year, Crestone is especially equipped for personal retreats of one or more weeks.

Ligmincha Texas has a dedicated center for practice in the city of Houston. There are also active practice groups meeting in California, Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia.

The US also hosts two resident lamas. Geshe Denma Gyaltsen is the resident lama for Ligmincha Texas, and his teaching schedule takes him all around the country. He is a regular teacher at Chama Ling and at Serenity Ridge. Geshe Tenzin Yangton is the resident lama at Serenity Ridge. He is currently on sabbatical and is residing at Menri Monastery in India.

Retreat Centers

Serenity Ridge is open year round. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche teaches there four times per year and there are many other events with Ligmincha’s resident lamas, visiting lamas and authorized western students. Chamma Ling, Colorado is open seasonally. In addition to retreats, Chamma ling has solitary retreat cabins for practitioners in the Bön tradition, as well as experienced meditators of other spiritual traditions.

UNITED STATES | virginia – Serenity Ridge

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UNITED STATES | Chamma Ling – Colorado

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UNITED STATES | texas – Houston

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28FebAll Day01MarFeaturedThe Body of Light, Part 3Berkeley, CA, US

07MarAll Day31DecFeaturedNgöndro: The Foundational Practices—Onlineligminchalearning.com

09Mar(Mar 9)10:00 am10(Mar 10)10:00 amFeatured24-Hour Full Moon Practice of Sherap Chamma—OnlineYour computer/other device

13MarAll Day15The Five Precious Wisdom Medicineswith Geshe Denma GyaltsenSerenity Ridge, Shipman, VA

28MarAll Day02AprSpring Service RetreatSerenity Ridge, Shipman, VA

28MarAll Day19AprFeaturedTibetan Meditation—Onlineglidewing.com

02AprAll Day05FeaturedSpring Retreat: Discovering the Melody of SilenceSerenity Ridge, Shipman, VA

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Ligmincha Learning Ngöndro Begins March 7

Ligmincha Learning Ngöndro Begins March 7

Ligmincha Learning will offer an online course with Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, resident lama for Ligmincha Texas, and John Jackson, mentor for many Ligmincha Learning courses, on “Ngöndro: The Foundational Practices” from March 7–December 31, 2020. This nine-month course is much longer than our other online courses, due to the number of meditation practices and the commitment of the practitioners to accumulate 100,000 repetitions of many of the practices.

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A New Translation of the Invocation of Yéshe Walmo

A New Translation of the Invocation of Yéshe Walmo

As part of a long-term project to standardize the prayers and translations used throughout the many Ligmincha International centers, a translation of the standard version of the Invocation of Yéshe Walmo is now being introduced. Yéshe Walmo is an enlightened deity within the Yungdrung Bön tradition who acts to protect the religious tradition and its practitioners. This new translation is by Raven Cypress-Wood, and in the article below she explains some of the prayer’s history and changes. 

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