Tenzin Wangyal RinpocheLigmincha 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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Treasures of Bön: History, Lineage & Practices

Tonpa Shenrab

Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche

January 5 – February 9, 2019

Ligmincha is pleased to announce a new online course designed for anyone who would like to learn more about, or deepen their existing knowledge about this ancient, profound tradition. This course is ideal for beginners who have recently connected with Bön teachings, and want to know more about where it comes from and the many varied forms of practice in the tradition. It is also well suited for practitioners who have learned several practices and would like to know how all the practices fit together into a beautiful and complete system of philosophies and meditations.

We use a new format for this course, in which Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, our resident lama of Ligmincha Texas, and John Jackson, mentor for many of our courses and frequent international teacher, enter into deep conversations around the essential masters and teachings of our tradition. Each topical conversation is followed by a guided meditation, led by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche or Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, which illustrate and demonstrate the themes discussed.



The Five Elements, Healing with Form Energy and Light

February 9 – March 23, 2019

The Five ElementsIn 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



Geshe Denma Gyaltsen

Geshe Denma Gyaltsen

Tibetan Language Bön Prayers

Session Two: Inner Refuge and Yeshe Walmo
With Geshe Denma Gyaltsen
March 17 –  April 21, 2019

The Tibetan Language Bön Prayers Program is pleased to announce a new course taught by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, the resident lama of Ligmincha Texas: Session Two: Inner Refuge and Yeshe Walmo. Students from across the international sangha can deepen their connection to the practice and study of Bön teachings through the weekly live, recorded classes. The course focuses on two central prayers: 1) The Inner Refuge, a beautiful three-part teaching poem composed by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche on the doors of body, speech, and mind and 2) The Invocation of Yeshe Walmo, a central ritual text for the fully enlightened protector of Bön, a principal emanation of Sipe Gyalmo. Guided by Geshe Denma’s lively teaching, students will learn Tibetan letter recognition, correct pronunciation and melody of the prayers, and encounter their meaning through Tibetan stories and word study.

There are no prerequisites for the course.



The Three Heart Mantras

Om Ma Tri Stone

March 23 – May 4, 2019

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.



Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche LIVETenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Free and ongoing

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has launched Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche 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 Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche LIVE, view the current schedule of upcoming broadcasts, and access an archive of recorded broadcasts.

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Starting a Meditation PracticeMeditation at the sea

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