Teaching Issue

Volume 14, Number 3 / June 2013

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Letter from the Editors


This issue of Voice of Clear Light appears as a Ligmincha International News article because the VOCL website has been hacked and needs to be rebuilt More


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Keep VOCL Shining!


Volunteer Help Needed for Singular Website Project

We are looking for individuals who are knowledgable with Joomla to help rebuild the VOCL website. More


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Advice Along the Path


Excerpts from Awakening the Luminous Mind by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Changing your life is a matter of connecting with aces in yourself you may have never fully connected with, and understanding things you may never have fully understood or trusted. More


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Serenity Ridge New Resident Lama Arrives!


Welcoming Geshe Tenzin Yangton

We are excited and honored to welcome Geshe Tenzin Yangton as our new resident lama at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, the headquarters of Ligmincha International.  More


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Ligmincha Resident Lamas to Participate in Summer Retreat


Fundraising Auction Set for June 27 During First Week

Resident lamas from Ligmincha’s international community will be attending the three-week Summer Retreat, scheduled for June 22–July 12, and giving talks during the evening.  More


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Schedule of Live Webcasts with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche


Next Webcast Is on June 8

Mark your calendar for these upcoming webcasts with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. More


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The Story Behind the Live Webcasts


Translating Rinpoche’s Dream

More and more we can enjoy the live webcasts by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche from our computers. Lourdes Hinojosa tells us how this project began and how you can help. More


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3Doors Academies Graduate


New U.S. and Europe Academies Begin in 2015

The 3Doors Academy recently held graduations for two groups of trainees, in the U.S. and Europe. New Academies will begin in 2015. More


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Ligmincha Texas Celebrates 20 Years


Building for the Future

The Ligmincha Texas sangha writes about celebrating 20 years, and its upcoming fundraiser. More


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Lishu Institute Update


Plans for a Unique Bon Educational Program

Lishu Institute is the fulfillment of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s vision of providing a retreat center and study program for western students to do long-term, in-depth study and practice of the Tibetan Bon Buddhist teachings. More


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View Recent YouTube Video Recorded in Mexico


Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche on Sherap Chamma

This YouTube video of teachings on Sherap Chamma (Part 1), with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, was recorded in April 2014 at the Great Stupa for World Peace, Chamma Ling Retreat Center, Valle de Bravo, Mexico. More


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International Sangha Sharing


A Poem by Stephen Humphries

VOCL recently invited sangha to share their writings and pictures with all of us. Here is a poem by Stephen Humphries, who is 35 and lives in Thailand. More


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Ligmincha Learning Course on the Three Heart Mantras


Four-Week Course Begins June 4

Ligmincha Learning is pleased to offer a month-long online course, “The Three Heart Mantras of Bon,” from June 4–July 4, 2014. More


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GlideWing Workshop on Tibetan Dream Yoga


July 12August 10, 2014

The next GlideWing online workshop with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is on “Tibetan Dream Yoga” and begins July 12. More


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Posters on Tibetan Yoga and Cancer Research Featured at Recent Conference


Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Alejandro Chaoul-Reich Are Among Co-Authors

An MD Anderson Cancer Center/Ligmincha Institute research team led by Lorenzo Cohen. Ph.D., and Alejandro Chaoul-Reich, Ph.D., presented, at a recent conference, two new aspects of their research on using Tibetan Yoga with cancer patients, which began in 2000. More


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Link to Latest Spanish Translation of VOCL


View April Issue

Read VOCL in Spanish


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New Ligmincha Europe Magazine Just Out!


Full Spring Issue

View the 12th issue of Ligmincha Europe Magazine online


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Upcoming Retreats


Serenity Ridge Retreat Center

The retreats listed below will take place at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, Ligmincha Institute’s headquarters located in Nelson County, Virginia. To register or for more information, click on the links below, or contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 434-263-6304.

June 22–July 12, 2014
Summer Retreat – The Twenty-One Nails, Part 2
with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Join us for one, two or three weeks! All are welcome.
Learn more/register

Sept. 6–7, 2014
The Nine Ways of Bon
with John Jackson
Learn/and register

Oct. 7–9, 2014
New Dialogs Between Buddhism & Science: Pathways to a Healthy Mind
with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Renowned Researchers
Learn more/register

Oct. 10–12, 2014
Fall Retreat – The Healing Power of Primordial Awareness
with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Learn more/register

Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2014
The Sacred Body in the Bon Tradition – Spiritual Guidance from the Tsa Lung Sol Dep
with H.E. Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche
Learn more/register

Nov. 6–9, 2014
Trul Khor – Completing the Training: Tibetan Bon Yoga, Part 4
with Alejandro Chaoul-Reich
Open to all who have done Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Tibetan Bon yoga as taught at Ligmincha Institute’s Serenity Ridge Retreat Center and Chamma Ling Colorado Retreat Center since 2009.
Learn more/register

Dec. 27, 2014–Jan.1, 2015
Winter Retreat – The Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung, Part 1: Ngondro
with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
This is the first in a five-part series—to be held over the next five years—of special Bon Buddhist dzogchen teachings based on the ancient Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu texts. Part 1: Ngondro is a prerequisite for further study of the Experiential Transmission series.
Learn more/register

Read more about retreats
To register for any of the above retreats, or for more information about teachings in the Bon Buddhist tradition of Tibet, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 434-263-6304, or visit the Serenity Ridge website.