The executive director of Ligmincha International implements policies developed by the Board of Directors.

TWR close-up 35 x 5Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Founder and Spiritual Director of Ligmincha International

Founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is a highly respected and beloved Tibetan Bon Buddhist teacher to students throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. Also an acclaimed author, Rinpoche was born in Amritsar, India, not long after his parents escaped their Tibetan homeland in 1959. He received his geshe degree, an 11-year course of traditional studies equivalent to a doctorate in philosophy from Western universities, at the Bon Dialectic School of Menri Monastery. Tenzin Rinpoche founded Ligmincha Institute (now Ligmincha International) in 1992 in Charlottesville, Virginia, and in 1998 established Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Shipman, Virginia. He is renowned for his ability to convey the ancient wisdom of Bon Buddhism in a way that is highly relevant to Western students. Read more



Sue Davis DillSue Davis-Dill
Executive Director
Sue Davis-Dill, Executive Director of Ligmincha International, was first introduced to Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in 1996 while living in the San Francisco Bay area. Shortly thereafter she moved to Virginia in order to fully immerse herself in his teachings. Sue received her bachelor of science in applied mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed a master of arts in counseling psychology in 1999. In 2000 she became founding manager of the Ligmincha Institute Bookstore and Tibet Shop. For 10 years as bookstore manager she developed the physical store as a resource for Bon practitioners, expanding the model to include an online store that ships products to customers worldwide. Sue became Ligmincha's Executive Director in 2010 at the request of its Board of Directors. 



Justin Cason—Ligmincha Online Bookstore Shipping Manager/Sound Engineer

Janelle Harrop—Office Assistant, Ligmincha International