His Holiness to Visit Serenity Ridge During Summer Retreat

hh lungtok tempai nyima lgHere’s another reason to plan to attend this year’s summer retreat at Serenity Ridge: His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the 33rd Menri Trizin, will be visiting during part of the retreat. His Holiness is the worldwide spiritual leader of the Bon tradition and abbot of Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India.

At the annual three-week summer retreat, set for June 23–July 13, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will teach on the topic of “The Twenty-One Nails,” one of the deepest and most profound dzogchen teachings from the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu, Oral Transmission of Zhang Zhung. He will teach Part 1 this year and complete the teachings in 2014.

The Twenty-One Nails can be understood as the most direct possible expression of enlightenment, directly cutting through doubts about one’s natural state of mind by tracing the nature back to its own source. Each nail describes the state of the natural condition from a different point of view.

His Holiness will be joining participants and teaching for about six days during the middle of the retreat. Other special events also are planned during the three weeks.

Look for more information as it develops.