Breaking New Ground Atop Serenity Ridge!
Taking the Retreat Center to a New Level
On the morning of June 26, Summer Retreat participants and many invited guests gathered at Serenity Ridge. The purpose was to break ground for the new building to be built between the gompa (meditation hall) and the Lama House. This new building will contain a new kitchen, dining hall capable of seating up to 100 people, practice and meeting rooms, some office space and a fully equipped recording studio.
The days preceding the groundbreaking were full of rain and wind, even into the night before the event. And while many expected rain to delay the ceremony, the clouds and rain passed just in time, and the event went perfectly.
Led by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and supported by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, our resident lama in Houston, Texas, and Geshe Tenzin Yangton, Serenity Ridge’s own resident lama, the space was cleared of any negative energies. Offerings and prayers were made to Yeshe Walmo, animals, plants and all the other beings living at and around Serenity Ridge.
Many thanks to all who came and supported us in preparing the space for the new building! We expect construction to begin this fall and look forward to welcoming everyone to Summer Retreat at Serenity Ridge in 2017 to celebrate the opening of the building.