Residency program

Serenity Ridge offers a residency program for those wanting to deepen their practice through living in community at the center and engaging in service as spiritual practice. Generally, residents live at Serenity Ridge for 30 – 90 days, and work 15 – 25 hours per week. Those who work 25 hours per week are provided room and board, and all residents may attend Ligmincha retreats at the center during the time of their residency at no cost.

As a part of the residency program, we provide
  • A safe and supportive community for spiritual practice
  • Twice daily self-guided practice sessions (group or individual)
  • Twice weekly guided practice sessions with Resident Lama (when available) or senior student
  • Group viewing of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s live Facebook webcasts, YouTube videos, etc.
  • Free participation in all Ligmincha retreats at Serenity Ridge (that do not have unmet prerequisites)
  • Housing in bunk rooms
  • Three vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free meals daily
  • 20 percent discount at the bookstore
  • Use of dormitory laundry machines

All residents are required to have prior experience with the teachings of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and the Bön tradition. The residency program is also only available to those who have previously attended a retreat at Serenity Ridge.

If you have questions about this program, please contact the Serenity Ridge office.

Download our application form here.

A limited number of Residency Program positions are available at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and headquarters of Ligmincha International. To apply, use the updated online form below.

The program offers individuals a chance to deepen their practice while providing service 30, 24 or 18 hours per week for Serenity Ridge Retreat Center. Service is in the areas of kitchen support, office, housekeeping, grounds or light maintenance.

These positions offer a range of benefits, including:
  • Opportunity for service to Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Serenity Ridge Retreat Center and the Bön tradition.
  • A safe and supportive community for spiritual practice.
  • Twice daily self-guided practice sessions.
  • Twice weekly guided practice sessions with Resident Lama (when available) or senior student.
  • Group viewing of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s live Facebook webcasts, YouTube videos, etc.
  • Free participation in all Ligmincha retreats at Serenity Ridge (that do not have unmet prerequisites).
  • Twice monthly personal instruction and guidance from Resident Lama (when available).
  • Housing in bunk rooms.
  • Three vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free meals daily.
  • 20 percent discount at the bookstore.
  • Use of dormitory laundry machines.
Residencies are generally between one and three months. All residents are required to have some prior experience with the teachings of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and the Bön tradition, and to meet other minimum requirements.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Serenity Ridge office.

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