Mark Your Calendars for Cyber-Sangha Week October 22–28

 Seven Days of Online Celebration Honor 25th Anniversary

Guy Desbiolles - TW 2016 on line teaching from Sorens SWITZERLAND QRinpoche teaches online from SwitzerlandThis October a grand celebration will take place at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, headquarters of Ligmincha International, in central Virgini as Ligmincha honors the 25 years since its founding by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. If you can’t be at Serenity Ridge on October 22, you can still participate in the opening festivities from your computer or other device – part of a full week of special online observances – by visiting the Ligmincha International Facebook page. You don’t need a Facebook account to participate!

This weeklong event, October 22–28, 2017, is known as Cyber-Sangha Week. It is Ligmincha’s way of celebrating its teachers, teachings and traditions, as well as its many worldwide centers and spiritual communities (sanghas). By clicking and viewing, you’ll discover how you can benefit from a wide variety of online and in-person offerings.

The week’s observances include:

October 22: An opening ceremony will be broadcast live on Facebook from Serenity Ridge. There, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, other Bön lamas and others will honor Ligmincha and some of the individuals who have contributed to Ligmincha over the years. Also on that day Ligmincha’s other retreat centers in Mexico, Poland and Colorado, and Lishu Institute near Dehradun, India are invited to share live broadcasts, recorded videos, photographs and more.

October 23–28: Ligmincha sanghas throughout North and South America, Europe and beyond will be posting and broadcasting online. So far, planned sharings include: 

  • Guided meditations broadcast live from practice groups around the world
  • Live and recorded video tours of practice centers and teaching halls
  • Live and recorded greetings from sangha members and Bön lamas worldwide
  • Videos of previous onsite teachings around the world by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
  • Photo albums of local sanghas, centers and events
  • Diary entries from travels to sacred Bon and Buddhist locales in India and Nepal
  • Announcement of the release of a mobile app designed to support the practice of Rinpoche’s teachings
  • Video introducing Rinpoche, Ligmincha’s vision and many of the volunteers working to support his efforts

It all happens on the Facebook page of Ligmincha International

  • If you’re a Facebook member, be sure to “like” the page so you can be notified of posts as they arrive.
  • For updates about Cyber-Sangha Week and its schedule, click here.
  • A note to Ligmincha sanghas that haven’t already sent their suggestions for participating in Cyber-Sangha Week: To learn how you can contribute, please  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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