Teaching Issue

Volume 13, Number 3 / June 2013

View Full Issue
View issue in Spanish


Letter from the Editors

Teachings on Impermanence!

Hello Everyone,

Thank you, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Marcy Vaughn, for the wonderful teaching excerpt below taken from Rinpoche’s recent Spring Retreat at Serenity Ridge on “Embracing Impermanence.” Such a beautiful teaching and practice. We hope you all enjoy it!

And we have other news, as well, of an impermanent nature. More

Guided Meditation of Inner Refuge—Embracing Impermanence

An Edited Excerpt from Oral Teachings given by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Spring 2013

The following teaching, excerpted from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's April 13, 2013, morning talk during the spring retreat, was edited by Marcy Vaughn. The retreat topic was "Embracing Impermanence—Inner Refuge in the Face of Change." More

Participate in Annual Summer Fundraising Auction at Serenity Ridge

An Opportunity to Give and Receive

We invite our worldwide sangha to participate in Ligmincha Institute's upcoming annual fundraising auction, set for Friday, July 5, at Serenity Ridge. The auction will be held during the 21st annual Summer Retreat, scheduled for June 23–July 13. This summer's auction will be especially festive because H.H. Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche—spiritual head of the Bon tradition and abbot of Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India—will be at Serenity Ridge during this time. More


Online Ligmincha Learning Course Begins June 22

‘Introduction to the Five Elements: Healing with Form, Energy and Light’

Ligmincha Learning will offer a six-week online course, "Introduction to the Five Elements: Healing with Form, Energy and Light," June 22–Aug. 3, 2013. More

'Tibetan Dream Yoga' Online Workshop Starts June 8

Four-Week GlideWing Workshop with Rinpoche Begins Soon!

The next GlideWing online workshop with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, "Tibetan Dream Yoga," begins Saturday, June 8, 2013. Learn and practice from your own home More

Thanks and All the Best to Bo Holland

For Serving as Manager of Ligmincha Institute’s Bookstore & Tibet Shop

We'd like to thank Bo Holland for her cheerful, unruffled presence as Ligmincha Institute's Bookstore & Tibet Shop Manager at Serenity Ridge. She left her position at the end of April. More

His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche to Offer Dzogchen Initiation at Serenity Ridge

Joining Rinpoche During Part of Summer Retreat for Teaching and More

We are pleased to share that His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the 33rd Menri Trizin, will join Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche during part of the Summer Retreat, which is scheduled for June 23–July 13, 2013. His Holiness also will give a special dzogchen initiation on July 7. More

wealth vase icon
Attend Fundraising Banquet with H.H. Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche

To Benefit Tibetan Orphans in His Holiness’ Care

Ligmincha Institute invites you to join us on July 5 for a special fundraising dinner and evening of entertainment in support of the Tibetan orphans in the care of His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, spiritual head of the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition. More

twr laugh flags raiseICON
Remember—Rinpoche’s Next Full-Day Webcast will be July 6

His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche to Participate

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche warmly invites the worldwide sangha, friends and all who are interested to participate in the second free full-day live webcast on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The webcast will be broadcast live from Ligmincha Institute at Serenity Ridge during the second week of the annual Summer Retreat. More

Listen to Free Online Conversation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Part of Hay House World Summit Starting June 4

Listen to a free hour-long conversation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche online from June 4–10. Rinpoche will talk about "Awakening to the Peace Within." More

Ligmincha logo
Spring Issue of Ligmincha Europe Magazine now Online

Featuring Triten Norbutse Celebration and more!

Read about the celebration at Triten Norbutse, meet the Dutch sangha, learn how Lishu Institute is welcoming practitioners and more.

View the Spring 2013 issue

Registration Now Open for Newly Added Retreats

Trul Khor and Tibetan Sound Healing (Five Warrior Syllables)

You can now register for two more upcoming retreats at Serenity Ridge. Tibetan Bon Buddhist Yoga (Trul Khor) is being offered Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 2013. The Sound Healing teaching of the Five Warrior Syllables will be held Nov. 16–17, 2013. See the Upcoming Retreat listing below for more details.


Upcoming Events

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.

June 9–22, 2013
Summer Work Retreat at Serenity Ridge
Learn more or register

June 23July 13, 2013
Summer Retreat—The Twenty-One Nails, Part 1
with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and honored guest H.H. Lungtok Tenpai Nyima
Join us for one, two or all three weeks.
Learn more or register

Sept. 13–15, 2013
The Three Heart Mantras and Ma Tri Initiation
with H.E. Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche
Learn more and register

Oct. 9–10, 2013
Special Conference 2013: New Dialogs Between Buddhism and Science
with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Renowned Researchers
(to be followed by annual fall retreat; consider registering for both)
Learn more and register

Oct. 11–13, 2013
Fall Retreat—The Open Heart: Healing in the Dzogchen Tradition
with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and H.E. Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche
Learn more and register

Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 2013
Tibetan Bon Buddhist Yoga (Trul Khor) Training, Part 3 
with Alejandro Chaoul-Reich
Prerequisites required
Learn more and register

Nov. 16–Nov. 17, 2013
Tibetan Sound Healing—The Five Warrior Syllables 
with John Jackson
Prerequisites required
Learn more and register

Dec. 27, 2013–Jan. 1, 2014
Winter Retreat—Dzogchen Practice Retreat
with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Open to all, from those new to meditation to those who have attended any part or all of the Experiential Transmission or any other dzogchen teachings.
Learn more and register

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 or the Ligmincha Institute website.