About The 3 Doors

Welcome! The 3 Doors is an international nonprofit organization that offers meditation teachings to uncover, release, and transform issues that are holding you back in everyday life. Going well beyond stress reduction and relaxation, these practices work on a deep personal level to free up energy for increased creativity and healing.

Our signature program is The 3 Doors Academy, a series of retreats taking place over a two and a half year period that guide participants to explore the power of meditation and community to support self-discovery, personal transformation, and actions that benefit others.

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche – Founder

These teaching are suitable for people new to meditation, for those currently practicing some form of meditation, as well as for experienced practitioners who want to refresh and deepen their realization of the natural state of mind.

The three doors refer to body, speech, and mind. Through the expressions of these three, we can either separate or exit from our natural state of being, or enter and realize our nature. By placing attention on the stillness of the body, the silence of inner speech, and the spaciousness of the mind, we enter the inner refuge of the natural mind and experience the unlimited potential present within every moment.

These teachings are rooted in the Dzogchen tradition of Bon Buddhism. Dzogchen means “great completion” and carries the fundamental view that each of us is inherently complete and whole as we are. Meditation is a way of recognizing this nature, which is abundant with creativity and positive qualities. The 3 Doors founder, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, is a Tibetan meditation master who received these teachings as a monk in India. His vision for the The 3 Doors is to offer these ancient teachings in ways that make them accessible, relevant, and beneficial to as many people as possible worldwide.

Vision and Community

Our vision is about creating positive change in society. We do more than teach meditation practices. The 3 Doors is a place where people exchange ideas and engage in reflection to become better people, partners, parents, leaders, and community members. Our research group collaborates with others in the field to study the effects of mindfulness on health and well-being. Our academy graduates lead initiatives to bring compassionate care and mindful leadership into their communities. Learn more>

In liberating my own being, may I benefit others.