Ligmincha Northwest is affiliated with the Ligmincha Institute. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, and with sangha sites and centers around the world, Ligmincha Institute was founded by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in 1992, “in order to preserve the ancient teachings, transmissions and practices of the Bön Buddhist tradition. Toward achieving this goal Ligmincha aims to introduce these traditions in an authentic manner to the Western world, in such a way that they remain beneficial when integrated into modern Western culture.” Visit the Ligmincha Institute website for more information.