Fall Retreat: Oct. 18–21, 2017


Teachings and Empowerment from the Tsewang Jarima

with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

tsewang-rigdzinAlmost everyone wishes for a long life full of purpose and meaning. Even when we are sick or dying we make every effort to hold on to whatever lifespan we can. And while no one can avoid death, the Bön tradition has many practices to extend one’s lifespan and recapture any life force lost due to negative external or internal factors, or from ignorance of our true nature. These practices include visualization and meditation, ritual, and healing through nature and the elements.

In this very special four-day retreat, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will for the first time offer in-depth teachings from the Tsewang Jarima, a text written by Tsewang Rigdzin, as well as the empowerment related to its practice. The son of the eighth century Tibetan master Drenpa Namkha, Tsewang Rigdzin is known as the “King of Longevity.” In addition to composing many ritual texts aimed at alleviating suffering, he was a dzogchen lineage master.

The wisdom of Tsewang Rigdzin and the practices associated with this teaching can help us retrieve, extend and enhance our life force: healing environmental, physical, emotional and energetic imbalances in our lives. Strengthening and extending our lifespan provides more time for our spiritual development and for serving and benefiting other sentient beings.

Immediately following this retreat we will commemorate Ligmincha International’s 25th Anniversary on October 22 with a day of activities, and then welcome the return of our annual Science and Spirituality Conference, beginning October 23 and continuing until the afternoon of October 24, 2017.

View video from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche


Retreat Cost (meals and accommodation extra): $330 received by July 19; $380 beginning July 20.

We are pleased to announce that beginning with Fall Retreat, Serenity Ridge will be using new registration software. Please note: Beginning with the Fall Retreat, the cost of meals will no longer be included in the registration price. If you are staying onsite, the cost of meals will be included with accommodations. If you commute, meals will be an add-on. You may not register for a retreat without meals.   

Meals will begin with dinner on October 17 and end with lunch on October 21. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m. on October 17.

To begin the registration process, click on the blue “Register” button. If you have any questions, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: If you are already staying onsite for Fall Retreat and would like to stay the night of October 21 to attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration the next day, on the registration form choose "1 night after" under “Options.”