Participate in Annual Summer Fundraising Auction at Serenity Ridge

01auction-front regifranzWe invite our worldwide sangha to participate in Ligmincha Institute’s upcoming annual fundraising auction, set for Friday, July 5, at Serenity Ridge. The auction will be held during the 21st annual Summer Retreat scheduled for June 23–July 13.

View photos and bid on specially selected items.

This summer’s auction will be especially festive because H.H. Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche—spiritual head of the Bon tradition and abbot of Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India—will be at Serenity Ridge during this time. 

The auction is Ligmincha Institute’s main fundraiser for the year. We are gathering many wonderful Bon ritual and other dharma-related items to inspire our practice and connection to the precious teachings we receive from Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and other lamas and teachers. Included in the auction will be calligraphy from Tenzin Rinpoche, malas, statue, thangka and much more.

We invite all local sangha, friends, and all who are attending the Summer Retreat, to join us. If you live at a distance and are unable to come, you can bid now on a few special items listed on the Serenity Ridge website.

You can participate in the following ways:

  • Place an absentee bid on specially selected items. Absentee bids must be submitted by July 1. Check back soon for a listing of auction items.
  • Donate a dharma-related practice item. Auction items are still being accepted until Sunday, June 30, 2013.
  • Make a general donation.
  • Attend the auction in person, if you are able. (Friday, July 5, 3–5:30 p.m., Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, 554 Drumheller Lane, Shipman, VA 22971)

The summer auction will be followed immediately by a fundraising dinner to benefit Tibetan orphans in the care of His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche at the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center in Dolanji, India. His Holiness will be in attendance.

As we bring together different auction items over the next few weeks, we’ll post them on the Serenity Ridge website So check back from time to time—you may find something that will be perfect for your shrine, home or personal use.

All proceeds from the auction will be used to help further Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s vision and mission of Ligmincha Institute, to preserve the teachings of the Bon Buddhist Tradition of Tibet through retreats, webcasts, research, translation and study. Ligmincha Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.