Summer Retreat to Include Days of Silence

TWR winterEveryone is warmly invited to attend this summer’s retreat on the topic of “The Twenty-One Nails, Part 2.” Each week of the retreat, set for June 22–July 12, 2014, will include days of silence to help deepen your practice.

The Twenty-One Nails is among the innermost secret cycles of Tibetan Bon Buddhist dzogchen, directly cutting through doubts about one’s natural state. During the first week, Rinpoche will review the material covered during last summer’s retreat. He will teach the 11th through the 21st nails during the three weeks of the retreat. Ligmincha’s annual fundraising auction will be held this year during the first week of the retreat, on June 27.

During each week of the retreat, periods of silence will be observed starting Monday at 6 p.m., continuing all day Tuesday, and ending Wednesday at lunchtime. Participants at last winter's retreat (the first silent retreat offered at Serenity Ridge) appreciated the opportunity that an atmosphere of respectful silence provides to help integrate practice into every moment of the day.

Join us for one, two or all three weeks. There are no prerequisites to attend any of the weeks, and everyone is welcome. If you only able to attend one week and are new to the teachings, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche recommends that you attend the first week.

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