Ligmincha International offers excellent online meditation instruction drawn from the wisdom traditions of Tibet. Each meditation courses is crafted by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and senior teachers working with experts in educational technology to provide clear and authentic experiences of Tibetan meditation. Courses feature beautiful video teachings, guided meditations, readings, journal writing activities, and the opportunity to interact with senior mentors and classmates from around the world.
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Sherap Chamma, Mother of Wisdom and Love
January 6 – February 3, 2017
Ligmincha Learning is pleased to announce that we will be offering a new online course introducing the practices of Sherap Chamma the Mother of Wisdom and Love, beginning January 2017, taught by Marcy Vaughn.
In many cultures the primordial female energy is seen as the origin of existence and the source of all positive qualities. Sherap Chamma, Mother of Wisdom and Love, is the source of wisdom, and her medicine is love and compassion. The teachings of Sherap Chamma comprise one of the most important tantric cycles of the ancient Bön tradition.
In this online course, participants will learn a beautiful and simple meditation practice enabling each to directly connect with the divine feminine energy. Within the support of the group, we create an environment to promote profound healing of physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of life. With visualization, the sound of mantra, and deep contemplation, we make a personal connection to this sacred form of the universal mother, Sherap Chamma, and are guided through this connection to our innate wisdom and the love and compassion that naturally radiate from that wisdom. Those experienced in meditation as well as those who are beginning are warmly welcomed.
The Five Elements, Healing with Form Energy and Light
March 3 – April 14, 2017
In this course Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche explores how each of the five elements relates to our daily experiences, emotions, and relationships. Rinpoche guides meditations for each of the elements, designed to help clear our obstacles and bring balance to our lives. Each section of the course includes a video of Rinpoche’s teaching, Rinpoche leading a guided meditation, readings from Healing with Form, Energy and Light, and assignments for journal writing, discussion, formal and informal practice. The course is designed so that you may integrate study and practice into your everyday routine, learning at your own pace, yet enjoying the support of classmates and the course mentor.
“This course made me realize that the Five Elements practices are an incredible antidote to the stress, anxiety, and disconnection that are so prevalent in modern life. The practices helped enormously to make me more aware of and in harmony with the natural world surrounding me and in balance with my own inner world. I reached some profound insights into certain issues I have, and the practices are truly healing.” — JB, Colorado
The Three Heart Mantras
May 5 – June 10, 2017
The Three Heart Mantras are used in many different meditations in the Bön tradition, and play a major role in the ngrondro practices. They are said to be the essence of enlightenment in sound and energy, and as we sing or chant the mantras our awareness is transformed to be in union with the Buddhas. They are used for purification, protection, and as primary practices toward self realization.
It is said that creating these mantras in any form brings merit and purification, so they are commonly found carved into stones, printed on prayer flags where they spread their benefits through the winds, and even drawn with gold ink and kept on shrines as an object of reverence and meditation. Their blessings are said to be endless. Also within this course Tenzin Rinpoche explains the essence of the Guru Yoga, Refuge and Bodhicitta practices, making this an excellent introduction to the tradition.
Free and ongoing
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has launched TWR LIVE, an innovative way for you to connect with him, the ancient Tibetan teachings, and fellow students around the world through regular live broadcasts that can be easily viewed on Rinpoche’s Facebook page. All broadcasts are free and open to all—you don’t need a Facebook account to view them. Read on to learn more about TWR LIVE, view the current schedule of upcoming broadcasts, and access an archive of recorded broadcasts.
Living with Joy, Dying in Peace
Free Six-Month Course
September 10, 2016 – March 15, 2017
The more attached we are to our loved ones, our possessions, and our sense of identity, the more we suffer. Realizing this truth frees us to find joy in each simple moment of life, and peace at the moment of death. This online course will help you relate to living and dying as part of a sacred continuum. Death need not be considered a failure, negative, or even a loss; rather, it is a transition toward a new beginning.
The course is open to everyone, from the young and healthy to those who are facing death, as well as their caregivers. It is based on a series of monthly free live webcasts offered by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche through Ligmincha International. Here, you will find all the recordings and other related support materials from the webcast series as they are produced, as well as a discussion forum for mutual support in your practice. Forum moderators will ensure that discussions are appropriate and supportive.
Register now for the sixth live webcast in the series, scheduled for February 11.
Starting a Meditation Practice
New Free Online Course Available Now
This free, self-paced course is designed for people who would like to begin meditating on a daily basis. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the founder and principle teacher of Ligmincha International, provides instruction for simple practices that anyone can do on their own including: a meditation on stillness and spaciousness, the Nine Breathings of Purification, Calm Abiding, and the Tsa Lung exercises. After completing this course you will have the skills you need for a simple daily meditation practice that can improve many dimensions of your life.
The course is presented in four parts:
- Part 1: Connecting with Your Inner Stillness and Silence
- Part 2: Using the Breath to Calm the Mind
- Part 3: Expanding Your Meditation Practice through Calm Abiding
- Part 4: Awakening the Sacred Body with Tsa Lung
Each part includes an introduction and a series of short videos from 2 to 13 minutes in length. The videos include explanations of the meditation methods, demonstrations, and guided meditation sessions, everything you need to support your practice.