June, 2019

201922Jun6:00 pm11:00 pmFeaturedBenefit Dinner and ConcertSerenity Ridge Retreat Center, 560 Drumheller Ln, Shipman, VA 22971, USA

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Benefit Dinner and Concert

Dinner and Sa Le Ö Musical Healing and Meditation

Don’t miss this special event on June 22 to raise funds to benefit children in Nepal and India. We begin with a festive dinner at Serenity Ridge in Kunzang Khang (House of All Goodness), the center’s new multipurpose facility. Dinner is followed by Sa Le Ö, a very special musical healing and meditation concert created by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche that will be touring the U.S. and Mexico in June 2019.

Sa Le Ö (which means “clear light” in Tibetan), will offer the audience, for about an hour and a half, a meditation and healing experience using the Three Heart Mantras. It features relaxing bamboo flute music by Bansuri flute artist Raman Maharjan from Nepal and the vocals of Tibetan master singer and dancer Tsering Wangmo, who will chant Tibetan mantras. The audience is invited to participate actively in the mantra chanting, creating a connection with the performers. In between each of the three mantra performances, guided meditations will be linked to each of the musical offerings.

In addition, Tibetan lamas will take the stage during the event to offer ancient blessings, transmitted vocally along with related mudras (hand gestures). A brief reading from a sacred Tibetan text will be accompanied by a video illustrating the words being spoken. The entire event is designed to help the audience experience a sense of well-being, peace and joy.

Raman Maharjan is a well-known bansuri flute artist from Nepal. He has performed in countries including Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Norway, Italy, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Tibet, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia and the United States.

Tsering Wangmo is a Tibetan performing arts artistic director, and master singer and dancer. A graduate of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India, she is co-founder and artistic director of Chaksam-pa, a well-known Tibetan dance and opera company in California. Her vocal and dance performances worldwide include Lincoln Center in New York and the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. She has made numerous recordings.

Tentative Schedule

Dinner: 6 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.

We are excited to announce: His Holiness Lungtok Dawa Dargyal Rinpoche, abbot of Menri Monastery in India and spiritual head of the Tibetan Bön tradition, will attend this special fundraising event!

The Serenity Ridge dinner and Sa Le Ö concert will be followed the next day, June 23, by Serenity Ridge’s Summer Retreat on “Tummo: Inner Fire Realization.” We are honored to have His Holiness Lungtok Dawa Dargyal Rinpoche join Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in teaching during the two-week retreat.

In addition, Sa Le Ö also will be coming to Houston, Texas June 9. Three concerts are scheduled in Mexico: June 13 in Torreón, June 15 in Mexico City, and June 16 in Valle de Bravo (at the Bön Stupa for World Peace). Proceeds from all performances will be donated through Ligmincha International to support children in marginalized areas of India and Nepal, including Menri Monastery in India.

Cost (dinner and concert): $108

Registration will open January 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

If you wish to attend only the Sa Le Õ fundraising dinner and concert on June 22, register below.

If you wish to attend both the Summer Retreat AND Sa Le Õ, register for both through the Summer Retreat registration process and you will be offered free accommodations the evening of June 22.

To begin the registration process, click on the “Register” button. Enter your credit card information, and then click on the REGISTER NOW button to complete your registration.

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Serenity Ridge Retreat Center

560 Drumheller Ln, Shipman, VA 22971, USA

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