The 3 Doors square icon The 3 Doors in the New Year

New Report, Online Meditation and North American Academy

TWR in Mexico during The 3 Doors International RetreatAs The 3 Doors greeted the New Year in January, Outlook Report 2018 offered a colorful summary of where the organization has been and where it is going. The 3 Doors, founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, teaches ancient Tibetan meditation methods that are relevant to modern life. Please take a look and learn about The 3 Doors Practitioners Association (3PA), Programs and News, Development Initiatives and more.

Read Outlook Report 2018 

Outlook Report 2018 was presented at The 3 Doors International Retreat in Merida, Mexico in January 2018, where the themes included collective wisdom, service to others and connections within The 3 Doors community. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche enjoyed learning from 3 Doors Academy graduates about the service they bring to the world in their homes, communities, schools and professions, and he offered practices and inspiration to continue.

Look for a report on the International Retreat on The 3 Doors website and in the next issue of VOCL.

Register for 'The Joy of Embodied Presence'

Led by 3 Doors Senior Teacher Laura Shekerjian, this four-week online meditation program explores the body as a powerful doorway into open awareness and the vibrancy of direct experience. The next four-week session starts on April 21, 2018.

  • Use shifts in posture to open the body, connect with stillness and increase inner stability.
  • Use breath to slow the moving mind and deepen relaxation.
  • Refine attention to bodily sensation to increase attunement to the present moment.
  • Recognize how the immediacy of bodily experience, when grounded in the space of being, increases joy and deep well-being.

Learn more and register

Apply to Next North American 3 Doors Academy

Applications are being accepted for the next 3 Doors North American Academy. It will begin in October 2018, and the six group retreats will be held at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Shipman, Virginia over two and one-half years. The North American Academy is taught by 3 Doors senior teachers Marcy Vaughn and Gabriel Rocco.

The Academy provides the opportunity to engage deeply in the process of self-discovery. It is rigorous in the sense that participants are asked to make an active and ongoing commitment to self-reflection and meditation. It is challenging at times, since facing yourself can be humbling and disorienting. And it is frequently joyful, since the freedom of going beyond perceived limitations and experiencing the abundant resources of your true nature is liberating. A great strength of the program is that it draws upon the collective power of the group for support in transforming personal limitations.

Learn more and apply