Special Celebration: October 22, 2017

Ligmincha International's 25th Anniversary!

SR FlagsSerenity Ridge Retreat Center is hosting a special celebration on Sunday, October 22, in honor of Ligmincha’s 25th anniversary. Join us for a free day of festivities, including music, visual arts and viewing of the new building.

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche founded Ligmincha Institute in March 1992 in Richmond, Virginia. Ligmincha headquarters soon moved to Charlottesville. Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Nelson County, purchased in 1998, became the organization’s headquarters in 2009. Over the past 25 years, Ligmincha has become an international organization with centers and sanghas around the world and an active online cyber-sangha.

All sangha members are invited to Serenity Ridge for the special October 22 celebration. We extend a special invitation to international visitors to consider attending Fall Retreat, which runs from October 18–21, and also our Science and Spirituality Conference on October 23–24.

Morning activities on October 22 for sangha members begin at 8 a.m. They include a sang chod ceremony and raising of prayer flags at 8 a.m., tea at 9 a.m., and sangha celebration in the gompa beginning at 10 a.m.

Afternoon activities will be open to the Tibetan community and area residents. From 12 noon until 4 p.m., all can enjoy a public event that includes music (Tibetan, sacred and offerings from our sangha), Tibetan food vendors, a Tibetan market, viewing of the new building, and more. Ligmincha's Bookstore and Tibet Shop will be open.

Look for additional information as plans develop.

Donate Frequent Flyer Miles

Ligmincha resident lamas throughout the world are being invited to the celebration, along with other Bön lamas who are already in the United States. Because of the high cost of travel for Ligmincha's resident lamas, we are seeking donations of frequent flyer miles to help with their airline tickets. If you would like to donate frequent flyer miles to help the resident lamas, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .