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Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Dzogchen Master and Spiritual Leader

Awakening Sacred Art Flyer

Founder and Spiritual Director of Ligmincha Institute, Tenzin Rinpoche is an acclaimed author as well as a highly respected and beloved teacher to students throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. Fluent in English, Tenzin Rinpoche is renowned for his clarity, wisdom and engaging teaching style. He is able to present ancient teachings from the Bon Buddhist tradition of Tibet that are highly accessible and relevant to the lives of Westerners.

Awakening Your Creative Fire

Through the Dzogchen teachings and practice of the Tibetan Seed Syllables, you will discover and access your own Inner Sacred Space to support you in opening and ripening the qualities which lie beneath your creative action.

Event Details

November 1, 2 and 3, 2013
Olympia Women’s Center
1002 Washington St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
$205 by Oct.1 $225 after
Additional Info 360.701.0113

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For those of you coming from out of town for the November 1st – 3rd  Awakening Sacred Art teaching with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, here is download-able list of lodgings in the area: Lodging Available in Olympia, Lacey, & Tumwater Area. Please feel free to use this site as an exchange for information about lodging needs and resources…just post your comments and replies here to participate in a threaded discussion.

A weekend meditation and teaching retreat with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

Awakening Sacred Art Flyer

Dzogchen master and spiritual leader, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche returns to Olympia this fall with the Awakening Sacred Art Teaching.

Through the Dzogchen teachings and practice of the Tibetan Seed Syllables, you will discover and access your own Inner Sacred Space to support you in opening and ripening the qualities which lie beneath your creative action.

For more information and to register, visit this site’s Awakening Sacred Art Event page.

Good news! Audio recordings of the recent Five Element Soul Retrieval teaching (Olympia, WA, April 29, 30, & May 1 of 2011) are now available to those who attended the teaching. A donation of $12 or more is very much appreciated. All proceeds will benefit Ligmincha’s Lishu Institute in Dehradun, India.

Please make your check out to Ligmincha Institute and put “Lishu” in the memo line.

Mail donations to:

Ligmincha Institute
554 Drumheller Lane
Shipman, VA 22971

Please fill out the following form to notify us of your interest in receiving the recordings. You will receive by email an invitation to access the MP3 files online at, where you may listen to them or download them to your hard drive.

Thanks to Olympia sangha member, Jules Unsel, for this sequence of beautiful photographs taken during the April/May 2011 Five Element Soul Retrieval teaching with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

(Please note: Images, text and other content may contain information or links to information not authored or endorsed by Ligmincha Northwest.)

Dear Northwest Sangha,

Many of you have shared heartfelt words of appreciation since our time together at the retreat. Thank you and we send our gratitude and love right back at ya.
The presence and focus of each and every one of you contributed greatly to the transformative power of the practice. Revealing once again that the Northwest Sangha rocks and is a perfect home for the unbroken Bon-Buddhist lineage and wisdom teachings to grow and flourish.

During this time of challenge and transition it feels clear and necessary that we find, embrace and wholeheartedly engage in practices that directly connect us to ourselves, each other and the natural world.

We are fortunate in our neck of the woods, the Great Northwest, that nature is abundantly alive and still talking to us. Rinpoche felt all this and more. In fact during the retreat it became clear to him that the West coast needs a Center. How, when and where this will manifest is unknown, at least to us, but I have no doubt about his vision, power of manifestation or the generosity of others. So thank you again for the spirit you brought to this event.

More good news. Rinpoche will be back with us again on November 16-18, 2012 to teach the practice of Dream Yoga. Better set your clock and put it on your calendar, it would be a drag to sleep through this one, (sorry couldn’t resist.) We will send you more information about this teaching in the future. Meanwhile if you haven’t already read Rinpoche’s book on the subject we highly recommend it. I’ve read it twice and the last chapter five times now.

There’s more…., on Saturday August 6, two months from now, Marcy Vaughn, lineage bearer and one of Rinpoche’s senior most students will be here to teach the combination practice of the Six Lokas. This is an opportunity for those of us who attended the retreat with Rinpoche last year or anyone presently doing this practice to deepen in understanding and experience.

For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of practicing with Marcy at Ligmincha Institute, this is a rare opportunity and an experience not to be missed. Marcy’s teaching style is powerful, clear and laced with fiery wisdom, compassion and humor. She is a seasoned practitioner with over thirty year’s experience. She serves as the Communications director at Ligmincha, chief editor on many of Rinpoche’s books and is currently teaching US students in the Three Doors Academy. Space may be limited so please take some for yourself.

Please let us know if you can attend just as soon as possible. The fee for the teaching will be $108.00. We are hoping to do a fire ceremony on the day before or after the teaching and will let you know as soon as it is confirmed. If you are planning to attend, call 360.709.0918 or contact us using this form:

Last but not least….how about the CD from the Soul Retrieval retreat, what’s up with that, you guys?

The good news…, it worked and it’s downloaded. The bad (or patience-is-a-virtue) part of the news…., is that we are working on how to configure it on the website for retreatants only. This will hopefully be accomplished in less time than it takes to do 100,000 mantras.

More soon….,

In Bon with joy,
Lynn and Carel

Here you are invited to share your stories of practice. Post your questions, your insights, your experiences. Respond to one another’s posts to build a conversation. What was the Five Element Soul Retrieval teaching like for you? How is your life affected by your practice? How is your practice affected by your life? What are you struggling with? What realization are you celebrating?

In this recording of a January 2010 live Internet broadcast, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche guides a simple dzogchen meditation of the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition known as the Unification of the Three Spaces.


Register now: Dream Yoga

Dream Yoga

November 16-18, 2012

To invite the blessing of compassion for yourself or another, please click on the spinning prayer wheel.

Perpetually Spinning Prayer Wheel

Remember in prayer: Lynn, Carel, Beth Fisher, Tommy, Jane, Claire O'Keefe, Jules Unsel, Khalid Montgomery, Sujaila, Jenneth Webster, Anne-Marie, Tim

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Visit the Ligmincha Bookstore for more about "The Tibetan Yogas of Dream & Sleep" and other titles by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

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