Volume 12, Number 6 / December 2012
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 >
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, Ligmincha.org 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.)
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.
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 >
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 >
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.
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Ligmincha’s Serenity Ridge Retreat Center
Dec. 27, 2012–Jan. 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.