Registration is now open for the annual two-week Summer Retreat at Serenity Ridge. Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will teach on the topic of “Tummo: Inner Fire of Realization, Part 3.” All are welcome to attend this third and final tummo teaching.

Tummo is an ancient method for cultivating inner fire—the joy, bliss, and warmth of our being. We all naturally have these qualities within us, but they are often unreliably available because we have not learned to access them or stabilize our attention in open awareness.

In tummo practice we unify body, breath and mind through specific breathing exercises, visualizations, postures and meditation. The practice has many benefits, among them the purification of subtle and gross obscurations of anger, attachment and ignorance. As the channels and energy centers of the subtle body open, our clarity and concentration improve, and we experience greater well-being and vitality on physical, mental and emotional levels.

This retreat is the third of a series of three. It is open to everyone, and you may attend one or both weeks. For those attending only one week, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche recommends that you attend the first week. Newly entering students and those who missed either of the past two summers will need to participate in online courses and guided practices included as a part of this retreat. Information will be sent following registration.

Week 1: June 20–28, 2020: The retreat will begin Saturday, June 20 at 7:15 p.m. and will end Saturday, June 27 at 1 p.m. Check-in for accommodations begins Saturday, June 20 at 4 p.m.

 Week 2: June 28–July, 2020: The retreat will begin Sunday, June 28, at 9 a.m. and will end Saturday, July 4 at 1 p.m. Check-in for accommodations begins June 27 at 4 p.m.

Space is filling up quickly, so register soon. If Serenity Ridge accommodations are sold out, there are many local inns and bed and breakfasts for you to choose from within a 20-minute drive.
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