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You may recall reading in the August issue of VOCL about the Tibetan ritual groundbreaking ceremony for the planning new building at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center. Here we want to share with you an update and some recent photos.

The new building is now under construction in the area between the gompa (meditation hall) and the Lama House. The foundation has been dug and many rocks removed. (Envision a lovely rock garden near the building in the future!) As the walls go up, this new building will transform Serenity Ridge. With its welcoming space, dining room with expansive view of the hills beyond, new kitchen, rooftop meditation deck, and fully equipped recording studio to develop more online programming and recorded teachings, the facility will help support practitioners around the world with the loving, healing practices of the Bön tradition.

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As you know, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche teaches at Serenity Ridge four times a year, including an annual two-week summer retreat. Serenity Ridge is the only place in the world where one can be with Rinpoche for study and practice for such an extended period of time.

We are grateful to sangha members who have helped make this new building possible. A special thanks goes to John Massie, who designed the new building. Due to the generosity of members of our sangha, we have raised more than half of the needed $2.5 million for construction. Your contribution toward this project will help ensure that Serenity Ridge will serve as a spiritual home for all of us for many years to come. 

Please join us in helping make this new building possible! We are at a critical time in moving forward, and gifts of every size will make a big difference.

You can donate directly here.


building distance 1Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly with any questions and to learn more about our progress. 

Email Rob Patzig, President, Ligmincha International
Email Sue Davis-Dill, Executive Director, Ligmincha International

Ligmincha International, and its Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, EIN 52-1772036. Donations are tax-deductible. Please accept our heartfelt thanks if you have already given.