ACTIVITIES AT SERENITY RIDGE IN March and April
Ligmincha International at Serenity Ridge is hosting the following events and activities in March and April. We hope you’ll join us!
MEDITATION FOR FULL MOON AND FOR GESHE YANGTON'S MOTHER
Sunday, March 12, 3–4 p.m.: Join us in the gompa (meditation hall). John Jackson will lead a meditation marking the first full moon of the New Year, as well as the 49th day since the death of Geshe Tenzin Yangton's mother.John will be using prayers of the Sur Chod, and copies will be available. (Geshe Yangton also will be doing special rituals for his mother at this time in Nepal.) After the meditation, there will be tea and cookies in the dining hall.
- March 29–30 and April 3–4, 2017: Spring Service Retreat. Join us at Serenity Ridge on March 29–30 and April 3–4 for a special service retreat just before and after the annual Spring Retreat. This is a wonderful time to share with the sangha and to be of joyful service. For each six-hour day worked, participants will receive 50 percent off the cost of Spring Retreat registration.
- March 31–April 2, 2017: Spring Retreat. Meditation on the Six Lokas: Purifying the Obstacles to Enlightenment, with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. The teachings of the Six Lokas, or realms, gives us the means to recognize the negative emotions within us, and to purify and transform them into positive qualities that can empower and enrich our lives.
Concurrent with our Spring Retreat, you are invited to come to Serenity Ridge for your own personal practice retreat.
SERENITY RIDGE VIEWING OF LIVE WEBCAST
Saturday, March 4, 3–4:10 p.m.: Join us at Serenity Ridge on Saturday, March 4, as we celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, and view a special Losar message from Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Ligmincha's resident lamas from around the world. The event begins at 8:45 a.m., and a special Losar webcast with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Ligmincha resident lamas starts at 10:30 a.m.
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TUESDAY MEDITATION SESSIONS AT SERENITY RIDGE
Tuesdays, 6–7 p.m.: Geshe Tenzin Yangton is still in Nepal, following the passing of his mother on January 19. He will resume facilitating Tuesday evening meditation sessions at Serenity Ridge when he returns. In the meantime, others are providing support in leading the Tuesday sessions. Tuesday sessions will be held on March 21, April 4 and April 18–May 9. (Sessions will not be held on March 14, March 28 or April 11.) To confirm future meetings, please call the Serenity Ridge office at 434-263-6304.
REQUEST PRAYERS AND RITUALS WITH SERENITY RIDGE RESIDENT LAMA
Geshe Tenzin Yangton, the resident lama at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, is available to perform prayers, offerings and other rituals for sangha members and friends. Rituals are available in your home or at Serenity Ridge, depending on what is requested.
In keeping with longstanding Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition, these rituals can be performed to offer blessings and generate merit, remove obstacles, purify negative energy, fulfill wishes, benefit those who have died and heal the living. They can be requested for oneself or for a friend or family member.
To learn more about future retreats, visit our website: www.serenityridge.ligmincha.org