Attend Summer Fundraising Auction and Dinner June 24

auction 2012Please join us June 24 for our annual summer auction, followed by a festive fundraising dinner.

The auction will be held from 3:30–5 p.m.in the gompa (meditation hall) at Serenity Ridge. It will take place during the annual Summer Retreat happening June 22–July July 4, on the topic of "Sleep Yoga.” A fundraising dinner will follow the auction. You also are invited to join a practice with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche prior to the auction.

The auction is Ligmincha’s main fundraiser for the year. Proceeds from this year’s auction and fundraising dinner will go toward funding a new building at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, headquarters of Ligmincha International. The building will house a welcome area, dining hall and kitchen, large multipurpose room, outdoor meditation deck, recording studio and offices of Ligmincha International. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility will be held June 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Schedule for Friday, June 24

Auction and Fundraising Dinner
3–3:30 p.m.: Practice led by Rinpoche
3:30–5 p.m.: Auction
5–6:00 p.m.: Auction checkout
6–8:00 p.m.: Fundraising Dinner & Sangha Sharing

Location: Gompa for auction and Dining Tent for dinner
Donation for fundraising dinner: $50/person
Our address: 554 Drumheller Lane, Shipman, VA 22971

For the auction, we are gathering many wonderful Bon ritual and other dharma-related items to inspire our practice and connection to the precious teachings we receive from Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and other lamas and teachers. Auction items generally include calligraphy from Tenzin Rinpoche, malas, pendants, statues, thangka and much more. At the auction you may find something that will be perfect for your shrine, home or personal use, plus have the satisfaction of knowing your contribution will help support the work of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Serenity Ridge Retreat Center.

Fundraising dinner

The summer auction at Serenity Ridge will be followed immediately by a fundraising dinner, with entertainment provided by sangha members. Cost to attend the dinner is $50. If you wish to attend the dinner, please register by Thursday, June 23, by 12 noon by emailing the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You will be able to pay by bringing a check or cash to the dinner. (The dinner is included in the registration for those attending Week 1 of the Summer Retreat.)

Ligmincha International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.