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Join the Celebration of Ligmincha’s 25 Years October 22 at Serenity Ridge

Please Donate Frequent Flyer Miles for Resident Lamas to Attend

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Everyone is warmly invited to attend a special celebration October 22 at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Virginia in honor of Ligmincha’s 25th anniversary. There is no charge to attend. You also are requested to donate frequent flyer miles so Ligmincha’s resident lamas can attend the event. 

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche founded Ligmincha International in March 1992 in Richmond, Virginia. Ligmincha headquarters soon moved to Charlottesville. Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Nelson County, purchased in 1998, began hosting retreats that year and became the organization’s headquarters in 2009. Over the past 25 years, Ligmincha has become an international organization with centers and sanghas around the world and an active online cyber-sangha.

All sangha members are invited to Serenity Ridge for the special October 22 celebration. We extend a special invitation to international visitors to consider attending Fall Retreat, which runs from October 18–21, and also our Science and Spirituality Conference on October 23–24.

Morning activities on October 22 for sangha members include a sang chod ceremony and raising of prayer flags at 8 a.m., tea at 9 a.m. and sangha celebration in the gompa beginning at 10 a.m.

Afternoon activities will be open to the entire Tibetan community and area residents. From 12 noon until 4 p.m., all can enjoy a public event that includes music (Tibetan, sacred and offerings from our sangha), Tibetan food vendors, viewing of the new building and more. Ligmincha's Bookstore and Tibet Shop will be open. Look for additional information as plans develop.

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Donate Frequent Flyer Miles

Ligmincha resident lamas throughout the world are being invited to the celebration, along with other Bön lamas who are already in the United States. Because of the high cost of travel for Ligmincha's resident lamas, we are seeking donations of frequent flyer miles to help with their airline tickets.

Donated frequent flyer miles will be used for tickets to Charlottesville, Virginia from Poland for Geshe Yungdrung Gyatso, from India for Geshe Thupten Negi, from Mexico for Lama Kalsang Nyima and Lama Yungdrung Lodoe, and from Texas for Geshe Denma Gyaltsen.

If you would like to donate frequent flyer miles to help the resident lamas, please  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Other donations for expenses related to the special day of celebration also are welcomed!