Summer Retreat: The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen Practice Retreat In Person and Online

Ligmincha International, Serenity Ridge

Join Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche for the annual two-week Summer Retreat at Serenity Ridge in Virginia or online via Zoom. The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen is an essential text of the Tibetan Bön dzogchen tradition, which directly introduces us to the clear, open awareness that is our true nature and offers methods for maintaining a connection to the natural state. The text was composed by Drenpa Namkha, a great Tibetan meditation master of the late seventh/early eighth century.

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has offered teachings from this text on several occasions, most recently during Serenity Ridge’s summer retreat of 2020, and has published a book of commentary on the Seven Mirrors based on the 2020 teachings. In this summer’s two-week retreat, Rinpoche will guide us to recognize and rest in our true nature, engaging selected practices and meditations. Newcomers and experienced practitioners are equally welcome! The emphasis on practice will allow experiences and realization to deepen in the warmth of our collective practice.

Week 1: June 18–25, 2022 Newcomers are encouraged to attend!
Plan to arrive June 18 between 4–6 p.m. for registration/check in
Live Spanish translation will be available for Week 1.

Week 2: June 26–July 2, 2022
Plan to arrive June 25 between 4–6 p.m. for registration/check in

To allow for more guests to come in person, we ask you to limit your choice to a single preferred week. To register, please sign up for the Registration List (“Join Waiting List”) for your preferred week. Should you wish to join us for both weeks, please fill out the Waitlist for adding a second week (depending on availability). You will be contacted by the registrar to complete the registration process. 

Preregistration is required. Onsite registration will not be possible. Those attending in person must follow Covid guidelines.

Recommended reading: The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen: Teachings and Commentary on an Ancient Dzogchen Text, by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (2022, Sacred Sky Press)

Learn more/register for in-person retreat
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