Attend Summer Fundraising Auction and Dinner June 30

auction 2012You are warmly invited to join us at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center June 30 for our annual summer auction, followed by a festive fundraising dinner.

You also are invited to join a practice with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche at 3 the gompa (meditation hall) just prior to the auction.The auction session will be held from 3:30–5 the gompa. The event will take place during the annual Summer Retreat happening June 25–July 8. A fundraising dinner will follow 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 for completion of the 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. 

Schedule for Friday, June 30

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.

banquetFundraising 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 29, 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.