LIGMINCHA INTERNATIONAL Board, Officers, Council, Staff

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Ligmincha International, based at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Shipman, Virginia, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is run by a Board of Directors, a group of dedicated volunteer leaders and a small administrative staff. Many of the activities and projects that are continually underway at Ligmincha are managed and implemented by these volunteers, who are vital to the success of the organization.

We welcome the participation of volunteers in a range of areas, from contributing graphic design or maintenance skills to taking photographs to assisting during retreats, and more. If you would like to deepen your involvement with Ligmincha International by volunteering your services, please email Ligmincha International at Serenity Ridge.

Ligmincha International Board of Directors

The Ligmincha International Board of Directors met for the first time in June 2014 at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Shipman, Virginia, headquarters of Ligmincha International. The formation of the new board is one of many steps in the process of Ligmincha’s becoming a truly international organization. The board replaces and is the expansion of the former Ligmincha Institute Board of Directors. 

View Bylaws of Ligmincha International

The role of the Ligmincha International Board of Directors is twofold:
* The board works with Ligmincha's Spiritual Director Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche to understand his vision and priorities for Ligmincha International. It then develops policies and procedures based on his guidance for the international community of practitioners.
* The board listens to the voices of the sanghas and individual practitioners around the world and works to ensure that Ligmincha is supporting them as fully as possible.

H.E. Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak RinpocheDirector Emeritus
Geshe Tenzin Wangyal RinpocheFounder and Spiritual Director
Rob PatzigPresident and Board Chair, USA
Anneke DekkersThe Netherlands
Patty GiftUSA
Carlos MaderoMexico
Justyna PrzondoPoland
Gabriel RoccoUSA
Pam RodeheaverUSA

Ligmincha International Officers 

Ligmincha International officers play a crucial role in the day-to-day functioning of the organization. Rob Patzig was appointed President Ligmincha by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in summer 2015 and also serves as chair of the Ligmincha International Board of Directors.

Rob PatzigPresident and Chief Financial Officer
Sue Davis-DillExecutive Director
Bob ClarkTreasurer
Maggie ScobieSecretary

Ligmincha International Council

The all-volunteer Ligmincha International Council assumes key roles of responsibility in accomplishing the mission and vision set by the Board of Directors.

Alejandro Chaoul-Reich—Director of Research
Marcy Vaughn—Director of Study and Practice
Vickie Walter—Director of Communications

Ligmincha International Staff

The executive director of Ligmincha International implements policies developed by the Board of Directors.

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche—Spiritual Director, Ligmincha International
Sue Davis-Dill—Executive Director, Ligmincha International
Justin Cason—Ligmincha Online Bookstore Shipping Manager/Sound Engineer
Janelle Harrop—Office Assistant, Ligmincha International

Other Volunteers

Voice of Clear Light Staff
Aline and Jeff Fisher, Editors

Ligmincha International Webmaster
Cynthia Allison

And a big thank-you to many other volunteers, too numerous to mention.

Read the 2015 Annual Report