Summer Retreat Early Registration Extended, Lamas to Participate

SR long view low res altEarly-bird registration for the Summer Retreat at Serenity Ridge has been extended to May 22. Resident lamas from Ligmincha’s international community also will be attending and giving nightly talks.

For the three weeks of June 22–July 12, 2014, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will teach the profound dzogchen teachings from the Bon Buddhist text, The Twenty-One Nails, at Serenity Ridge, Ligmincha Institute’s rural retreat center in central Virginia. This important text has only been taught a handful of times in the West.
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There is no prerequisite to attend, and you are welcome to attend one, two or all three weeks. If you did not attend the summer retreat last year, you are encouraged to attend week one (June 22–28) this summer, when Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will provide a pith review of chapters 1–10, and will continue with the teachings. All 21 chapters will be completed by the end of the three-week retreat. 

The Twenty-One Nails is among the innermost secret cycles of dzogchen, directly cutting through doubts about one’s natural state of mind by tracing the nature of mind back to its source. Each nail describes this natural state from a different point of view. The views are called “nails” or “seals” because they stabilize the experiential understanding of the natural state. 

In addition to receiving these precious teachings and spending time together with our worldwide sangha, we will be joined by Ligmincha’s resident lamas. We are so happy to welcome Geshe Tenzin Yangton as the resident lama for Ligmincha Institute at Serenity Ridge. We have also invited Lama Kalsang Nyima and Lama Yungdrung Lodoe, the resident lamas for Ligmincha Mexico, as well as Geshe Thinley Lhundup, resident lama for Ligmincha France. They will give talks each week in the evenings in the gompa. This will be a wonderful way to meet the lamas, and for them to meet those who attend the Summer Retreat.
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Also not to miss, our summer fundraising auction! If you are unable to attend, check here to see how you can bid on the fundraising items, or consider making a donation to Serenity Ridge.

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