Cyber-Sangha Week October 22–28 Honors Ligmincha’s 25th Anniversary

25 anniv logo 2017On October 22, Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, headquarters of Ligmincha International in central Virginia, honors the 25th year of Ligmincha International, founded by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, with a special day of commemoration. If you can’t be at Serenity Ridge that day, you can still participate in the opening activities from your computer or other device—part of a full week of special online observances—by visiting the Ligmincha International Facebook page.

This weeklong event, October 22–28, 2017, is known as Cyber-Sangha Week. It is Ligmincha’s way of honoring its teachers, teachings and traditions, as well as its many worldwide centers and spiritual communities (sanghas). By clicking and viewing, you’ll discover how you can benefit from a wide variety of online and in-person offerings. You don’t need a Facebook account to participate.

Rinpoche teaches online from SwitzerlandCyber-Sangha Week observances include:

October 22: An opening ceremony will be broadcast live on Facebook from Serenity Ridge. There, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, other Bön lamas and others will honor Ligmincha and some of the individuals who have contributed to Ligmincha over the years. Also on that day Ligmincha’s other retreat centers in Mexico, Poland and Colorado, and Lishu Institute in Dehradun, India are invited to share live broadcasts, recorded videos, photographs and more.

October 23–28: Ligmincha sanghas throughout North and South America, Europe and beyond will be posting and broadcasting online. So far, planned sharings include:

  • Guided meditations broadcast live from practice groups around the world.
  • Live and recorded video tours of practice centers and teaching halls.
  • Live and recorded greetings from sangha members and Bön lamas worldwide
  • Videos of previous on-site teachings around the world by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
  • Photo albums of local sanghas, centers and events
  • Diary entries from travels to sacred Bön and Buddhist locales in India and Nepal.
  • Announcement of the release of a mobile app designed to support the practice of Rinpoche’s teachings.
  • Video introducing Rinpoche, Ligmincha’s vision and many of the volunteers working to support his efforts.

Get updates about Cyber Sangha Week and schedule
“Like” the Ligmincha International Facebook page if you’re a member, to be notified of posts
Email the Cyber-Sangha Week Committee to learn how your sangha can contribute