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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The Three Heart Mantras
January 5 – February 10, 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.
Ngöndro: The Foundational Practices
New Ngöndro nine month course begins March 2, 2018!
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.
This course is based upon a week long teaching retreat, and has been enhanced and expanded with additional videos including demonstrations of how to create your personal shrine, to perform prostrations, and to properly perform mandala offerings, plus several other topics.
Transforming our Emotions
Through the Six Lokas
March 16 – May 5, 2018
At one time or another each of us suffer strong emotions that throw us off balance, cause us to act in ways that we later regret, and make us lose touch with our true nature. Centuries ago the masters of the Bön lineage developed the meditations of the Six Lokas specifically to remedy this situation, to help us live our lives in a balanced and relaxed way.
The meditations focus on the root causes of our suffering: anger, desire, greed, ignorance, jealousy, pride and laziness. Through each meditation we examine our habitual patterns so that we may recognize them, then through the enlightened energy of the Buddhas to purify and transform us so that we and all other beings might not continue to suffer in this way. The practices have a deep healing and transformative power, and are traditionally practiced at length as a preliminary to dzogchen contemplation.
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.
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