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. It is rigorous in the sense that you are asked to make an active, ongoing commitment to self-reflection and meditation. It is challenging at times, since facing yourself can be humbling and disorienting. And it is frequently joyful, as the freedom of going beyond perceived limitations and experiencing the abundant resources of your true nature can be liberating.
Another strength of the program is that it draws upon the collective power of the group for support in transforming personal limitations. Sharing this two-and-a-half-year journey together, a cohort of students will attend six in-person residential retreats at Serenity Ridge in Virginia, US, which will be supplemented by online meetings with instructors and mentors, and draw on the mentor relationship for individual guidance and direction. The Academy environment is one of complete confidentiality, support and genuine warmth.
The end date of the program is currently being finalized.
The 3 Doors was founded by Tibetan teacher and meditation master Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and is an international organization that offers meditation programs with practical applications for everyday life.