Ligmincha International is a worldwide network of centers and Sanghas founded by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. The headquarters of Ligmincha International is the Ligmincha Institute at Serenity Ridge, a year-round retreat center located in Nelson County, Virginia, USA. Ligmincha Texas has been part of Ligmincha International from the very beginning.
Geshe Denma Gyaltsen was born in the northern part of Nepal. In 1981 his father brought him to the Menri Monastery in Dolanji India, so that he could begin his training as a monk. This monastery is regarded as the mother Bön Monastery in exile.
Ligmincha Texas offers ancient practices for modern lives. We teach meditation for beginners and offer instruction on Bon Buddhist traditions. Additionally, our resident Lama is offering instruction in the Tibetan language. All are welcome!
Bön is Tibet’s oldest spiritual tradition. It includes teachings and practices applicable to all parts of life, including our relationship with the elemental qualities of nature; our ethical and moral behavior; the development of love, compassion, joy and equanimity; and Bön’s highest teachings of the “Great Perfection,” dzogchen. At Ligmincha Texas, we offer teaching and meditation practices in this beautiful tradition.
“Bön is Tibet’s oldest spiritual tradition and, as the indigenous source of Tibetan culture, played a significant role in shaping Tibet’s unique identity. Consequently, I have often stressed the importance of preserving this tradition.”
—His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, from his foreword to Wonders of the Natural Mind by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, 2000