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
May 11 – June 8, 2018
Ligmincha Learning is pleased to announce that we will be offering our course introducing the practices of Sherap Chamma the Mother of Wisdom and Love, beginning May 11, 2018, 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.
The Five Elements, Healing with Form Energy and Light
June 22 – August 3, 2018
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
August 17 – September 22, 2018
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.
New Tibetan Language Course
September 21 – October 22, 2018
Ligmincha International is pleased to announce a new Tibetan Language Bön Prayers Course which will enable students from across the international sangha to deepen their connection to the practice and study of Bön teachings. Taught in English by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, the resident lama of Ligmincha Texas, students will learn the correct pronunciation and melody of Bön daily prayers and encounter their meaning through Tibetan stories and word study. No prior knowledge of Tibetan is needed. Course materials include:
- English translation
- Phonetic transliteration
- Tibetan script
- Plus new materials specifically designed for non-Tibetan readers to understand line-by-line Tibetan word meanings.
The course implements a blended approach to online learning with both self-paced study and a weekly class. Class materials and discussion forums are hosted on the Ligmincha Learning course page, and the weekly live-class (60 minutes) occurs through Zoom video-conference, which will also be recorded. The course is co-designed with Geshe Denma as the lead teacher and Bob Clark, an English teacher and longtime student of Tenzin Rinpoche, as teaching assistant.
Ngöndro: The Foundational Practices
New Ngöndro nine month course is still open for enrollment!
The ngöndro teachings are a set of nine practices that offer complete instructions for taming, purifying, and perfecting the suffering mind. Although these practices are considered the foundation for entrance into the five-part cycle of Tibetan Bön dzogchen teachings – Bön’s highest teachings on the nature of mind – many practitioners adopt the ngöndro as their main meditation and complete the nine sets of 100,000 repetitions over the course of a lifetime. Within each is contained the entire path to liberation. They are considered to be the Foundational Practices for the entire 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.
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