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July 2020

25
July
Sat, July 25, 2020 10:00 am — Sun, July 26, 2020 5:00 pm
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Zhiné: Calm Abiding to Develop Concentration by Focusing and Calming Your Mind during this Pandemic

A Zoom Weekend Retreat Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, Resident Lama In today’s world of uncertainty and conflicting emotions, stability of the mind helps us to sustain a sense of inner calm and peace. With practice, we can learn to focus our attention in the stillness, silence, and spaciousness of being. Resting in awareness slows our breath and lowers our internal activation in response to outer events, a help in challenging times. This meditation has a serene and sustaining quality that is…

September 2020

12
September
Sat, September 12, 2020 9:00 am — Sun, September 13, 2020 12:00 pm
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Awakening your subtle body through breath, movements and sounds

Wake up your subtle body through breath, simple visualizations, sounds, and Tibetan yogic movements. This experiential weekend workshop explores how the potential of your subtle body or sacred anatomy – composed of inner channels and chakras – can be a powerful doorway into the open awareness of our inner refuge or “inner home.” As you become more familiar with your five chakras, we will practice with the five wisdom breath-energies and the five seed ‘warrior’ syllables, to foster the opportunity…

October 2020

31
October
Sat, October 31, 2020 10:00 am — Sun, November 1, 2020 3:00 pm
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The Lightning Flash of the Dzögchen View

Recognizing the Nine Intermediate States of the Bardo Saturday, October 31, 2020 – Sunday, November 1, 2020 Geshe Denma will teach us on the rarely taught text dzögchen tawa tok bap on the nine Bardos. Bardo teachings provide guidance on the stages of dying so we can transition with peace and consequently live with joy. The Bardo is a Tibetan Buddhist concept roughly translated as “thrown between”. One of the Bardos arises between death and the next life. It is…

January 2021

01
January
11:00 am — 1:00 pm
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New Year’s Day Sangha Sharing

Join us on January 1st at 11am CST as we say, … “Goodbye, Old Pandemic 2020” and “Welcome, New Potential 2021!” January 1st is a special day for many reasons. Some of these reasons affect all of us collectively, and some are personal. We may find gratitude arising for the unexpected goodness we have encountered in the midst of challenges and accomplishments encountered in 2020. Come and express your journey and/or your DZA by creatively reading a poem, playing music,…

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January
Sat, January 16, 2021 10:00 am — Sun, January 17, 2021 3:00 pm
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Lightning Flash Bardo Part 2 and Rainbow Phowa Teaching and Transmission

In this two-day retreat, Geshe Denma Gyaltsen will: Provide more details from Part 1 of the The Lightning Flash of the Dzogchen View of the Bardo teaching. This Dzogchen text, Tawa Tok Bap, was ear transmitted to Dziwo Rigpa Rangshar. Provide a detailed description of the Bardo thangka. Provide us with teaching on the Rainbow Phowa, guide us in practice, and give transmission. Give us homework and a practice recording on our website to complete on a daily basis until…

February 2021

13
February
8:00 am — 9:00 am
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LIGMINCHA TEXAS PREPARES FOR LOSAR, YEAR OF THE IRON OX 2021

Losar, which in Tibetan means “new year,” is celebrated widely by Tibetans and Tibetan Bön and Buddhist centers throughout the world. This is the time to reflect on the passing of the old year and face the possibilities of the New Year.  Losar will be celebrated on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at 8:00 am CST.  This will be held jointly with Ligmincha International and with Ligmincha Texas.  Please join us via Zoom for our Losar activities. Geshe Denma Gyaltsen will offer…

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February
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
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Rainbow Phowa and the Lightning Flash of the Dzogchen View of the Bardo Part 3

In this one-day retreat, Geshe Denma Gyaltsen will explain The Lightning Flash of the Dzögchen View Bardo thangka in more detail. We will practice the Rainbow Phöwa together and have time to share signs and results of the practice that we have experienced in our individual practice that we learned in Part 2. Finally, Geshe la will answer any practice questions we have encountered. You can ask and clarify any concerns or doubts to help us to understand and develop…

March 2021

27
March
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Ligmincha Texas Healing Practice for World Peace

COVID-19 has completely changed the world. This past year has been difficult and most challenging. Now, it is starting to get better and better. We can fight the virus by continuing to follow COVID-19 precautions (e.g. wearing a mask, physical distancing, getting a vaccine), doing prayers, and practicing to meet this challenging time. If we do this, it will end soon. We cannot blame anyone for the virus. No one has made this virus, this kind of disease comes and…

May 2021

01
May
Sat, May 1, 2021 10:00 am — Sun, May 2, 2021 3:00 pm
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The Ma Gyud: Teaching of the Bön Mother Tantra Part 1

The Bön Mother Tantra is one of the first translated texts from Zhang Zhung into Tibetan. Before it was translated from Tibetan, it was translated into five languages. Originally written earlier, the text was hidden in the 8th century. It was discovered as a terma by Guru Nön tse in the 11th century. There are three parts of the Mother Tantra: 1) How to practice the development stage; 2) How to practice the generation and perfection stages; 3) How to…

June 2021

12
June
Sat, June 12, 2021 10:00 am — Sun, June 13, 2021 3:00 pm
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The Ma Gyud: Teaching of the Bön Mother Tantra Part 2

In the Bön Mother Tantra, the main yidam is Sangchok Gyalpo (King of the Supreme Secret) who is the embodiment of awareness. He is blue in color representing clear space (openness).  He is in union with Chema Ötso who is red in color and embodies the pure awareness of light.  Together they symbolize the inseparable union of space and light. In this retreat, Geshe Denma will explain and teach the remainder of the sadhana practice, how to use the damaru,…

July 2021

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July
Sat, July 24, 2021 10:00 am — Sun, July 25, 2021 3:00 pm
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The Ma Gyud: Teaching of the Bön Mother Tantra Part 3

In this retreat, Geshe Denma Gyaltsen will teach from The Ma Gyud Bön Mother Tantra. It is one of the most powerful teachings in the Yungdrung Bön tradition.  This weekend, he will teach us The Nine Point Clarity Practice. This practice is divided into three sections, each with three points of purification.  It is called The Purification of the Three Times.  He will explain in detail about these nine points and we will practice them together.  If we know these…

September 2021

12
September
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Celebration of Parinirvana of His Holiness the 33rd Menri Trizen

This year on Sunday, September 12, 2021, Ligmincha Texas will celebrate the fourth anniversary of the passing of Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, His Holiness the 33rd Menri Trizen, the leader of the Bon spiritual tradition, at Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India. He died peacefully on September 14, 2017, at the age of 89. This day is sometimes called his parinirvana, the date HH entered Nirvana. The celebration will be held by zoom at our center at 11am. Please register for this…

October 2021

02
October
Sat, October 2, 2021 10:00 am — Sun, October 3, 2021 3:00 pm
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Dru Gyalwai Chag Tri: Teaching on the Fruit – Part 1

Dru Gyalwai Chag Tri: Teaching on the Fruit Part 1 The Experiential Transmission of Dru Gyalwa Yungdrung  by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen The Dru Gyalwai Chag Tri is the collection of the text composed by Dru Gyalwa Yungdrung, the great 13th century master who lived from 1242-1290. Dru Gyalwa Yungdrung is the 57th lineage holder of the Oral Transmission of the Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyü and is also known as Dru Gyalwa. He composed a practice manual Chag Tri at the…

November 2021

06
November
Sat, November 6, 2021 10:00 am — Sun, November 7, 2021 3:00 pm
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Dru Gyalwai Chag Tri: Teaching on the Fruit – Part 2

Dru Gyalwai Chag Tri: Teaching on the Fruit Part 2 The Experiential Transmission of Dru Gyalwa Yungdrung  by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen The Dru Gyalwai Chag Tri is the collection of the text composed by Dru Gyalwa Yungdrung, the great 13th century master who lived from 1242-1290. Dru Gyalwa Yungdrung is the 57th lineage holder of the Oral Transmission of the Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyü and is also known as Dru Gyalwa. He composed a practice manual Chag Tri at the…

December 2021

04
December
Sat, December 4, 2021 10:00 am — Sun, December 5, 2021 3:00 pm
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Dru Gyalwai Chag Tri: Teaching on the Fruit – Part 3

Dru Gyalwai Chag Tri: Teaching on the Fruit Part 3 The Experiential Transmission of Dru Gyalwa Yungdrung  by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen The Dru Gyalwai Chag Tri is the collection of the text composed by Dru Gyalwa Yungdrung, the great 13th century master who lived from 1242-1290. Dru Gyalwa Yungdrung is the 57th lineage holder of the Oral Transmission of the Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyü and is also known as Dru Gyalwa. He composed a practice manual Chag Tri at the…

February 2022

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February
Sat, February 26, 2022 10:00 am — Sun, February 27, 2022 3:00 pm
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Sigyal Dragnak Walmo Retreat

Sigyal Dragnak Walmo Healing: Teaching, Practice, and Transmission February 26-27, 2022 10:00 am – 3:00 pm CST Protection and Healing with Sipe Gyalmo Meditation, Mantras, and Blessing Water Zoom Weekend Retreat with Geshe Denma Gyaltsen    To help during coronavirus times, our Bön Buddhist teachers are using Sipe Gyalmo practice.  Geshe Denma Gyaltsen has led us in at first daily and now weekly practice since March 2020.  We are still living with the pandemic. Learning this powerful, tantric practice will…

April 2022

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April
Sat, April 16, 2022 10:00 am — Sun, April 17, 2022 3:00 pm
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The Four Wheels of Bon Retreat

The Four Wheels of Bön: The Essential Foundation for the Methods and Practices in Yungdrung Bön April 16-17, 2022   A weekend retreat with Geshe Denma Gyaltsen via Zoom This teaching is the essential foundation for the methods and practices in Yungdrung Bön. The Four Wheels of Bön is taken from the 16th chapter of the 12th volume of the long version of Buddha Tonpa Shenrap’s biography. His biography has a long, medium and short version. The name of the…

May 2022

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May
Sat, May 14, 2022 10:00 am — Sun, May 15, 2022 3:00 pm
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Heart Drops of Kuntu Zangpo Retreat

The Heart Drops of Kuntu Zangpo (Dharmakaya) Geshe Denma Gyaltsen May 14-15, 2022 10:00-3:00 The nature of our own mind remains hidden behind clouds of thoughts and emotions until a master directly points out the source, the essence, the “heart drop.” This is the method of direct introduction to Dzögchen, the highest and most subtle path of meditation in Bön. The Heart Drops of Kuntu Zangpo (Dharmakaya) teachings were composed by Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, a Tibetan master who upon his…

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