Announcements Issue

Volume 12, Number 6 / December 2012 

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Warm Wishes for the New Year

A Message From Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Dear Sangha Members,

As we are finishing the old year and looking ahead to the New Year, I wish to send my prayers and warmest greetings to everyone.

This life is very rare and precious, and it does not last very long.  More >


A Letter From Ligmincha’s Executive Director

The Year in Review – 2012

What a year! This year marks the 20th anniversary since Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche founded Ligmincha Institute. It has been a year of reflection, both looking at the past and looking toward the future. So much has been accomplished through  More >

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Update on the New Ligmincha Website

Your Doorway to All of Ligmincha’s Worldwide Activities

Come the start of the New Year, the face of Ligmincha's website will change. At that time, will be the homepage of Ligmincha International—your entryway not just to Serenity Ridge, but to all of Ligmincha's worldwide centers and sanghas.  More >

Upcoming December Webcast

Live Guided Dzogchen Meditation

The next scheduled live webcast of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will be Sunday, Dec. 30, from 3–4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time U.S. (New York time). It will be broadcast live during an afternoon teaching by Rinpoche during the annual winter retreat and is not a public talk. (Please note that an incorrect date for the webcast was listed in the October issue of VOCL.)

Learn more and enter the broadcast page

New Online Workshop ‘Awakening the Sacred Arts’

Discover Your Creative Potential at Workshop Starting Jan. 12

Coming this January is a brand-new online workshop with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, "Awakening the Sacred Arts: Discovering Your Creative Potential." Join other participants from around the world in bringing your creative endeavors to an entirely new level.

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News From Chamma Ling Retreat Center in Colorado

Community House Nearing Completion

Do you know about Chamma Ling, Ligmincha Institute's Retreat Center that is being developed in the mountains of Crestone, Colo.? It is open to all as  More >


With Gratitude

Lee Hartline and Raven Wood

Lee Hartline and Raven Wood, along with dogs Tashi and Julien, moved to a wonderful, spacious nearby home in the country after many years of service as caretakers at Serenity Ridge.  More >

Three Doors Opportunity

Still Time to Join U.S. Academy

Did you miss the beginning of The Three Doors Academy this past October and feel a longing to join? There is a special opportunity this February  More >

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Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule for 2013

View Updated Schedule by Date Online

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's 2013 schedule of international teachings is available by date on the Ligmincha website. Watch for an updated 2013 schedule by location coming soon.

View Rinpoche's 2013 schedule by date

Link to ‘Yungdrung Bon in Pictures’ on Facebook

Link to and Contribute Images of Bon Teachers and Community

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Upcoming Retreats

Ligmincha’s Serenity Ridge Retreat Center

The retreats described below will take place at Serenity Ridge, Ligmincha Institute’s retreat center in Nelson County, Va. 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.

Dec. 27, 2012Jan. 1, 2013
Winter Retreat 2012: Experiential Transmission, Part 5
Dzogchen Teachings With Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Prerequisite: Participants must have received the teachings for Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung in order to attend these Part 5 teachings.
Learn more or register

April 10–14, 2013
Spring Retreat 2013: Embracing Impermanence—Inner Refuge in the Face of Change
Registration opens Jan. 5, 2013. 

 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 Ligmincha Institute website.