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Rob Patzig

Tibetan Bön Buddhist Meditations & Workshops

Rob Patzig, is the President of Ligmincha International, the largest Bon Buddhist organization in the western world, and teaches yoga at In Balance Yoga Studio in Blacksburg, Virginia with his wife Eileen. He has had a spiritual inclination all of his life, even serving as an acolyte in the Episcopal Church as a child. But it was not until he read a biography of Shakyamuni Buddha in the early 1980’s that his formal path began to take shape. The life and teachings of the Buddha lurked in the background as he studied philosophy and literature at James Madison University and Virginia Tech, as he raised a family and made a career in finance.

In 2003 Rob discovered yoga, and felt its power to bring radical personal transformation and relief from suffering, physical, mental and emotional. The practices of asana, pranayama and meditation helped to heal his body from a car accident and his spirit from family related trauma. Wanting to commit more fully to the practice of yoga and to share its benefit with others, in 2007 he and his wife, Eileen, completed a 200-hour yoga teacher-training program with Sri Dharma Mittra. In that same year Rob discovered the teachings of Tibetan Bön Buddhism and began to study with lamas and monks of that tradition. Rob met Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a lineage holder in the Bön tradition, in 2010. Tenzin Rinpoche’s teachings of Tantra and Dzogchen resonated deeply and have become the core of Rob’s practice.

As Rob’s experience and practice began to bear fruit, he found a need to spend more time in service of others. In 2014 he left his job as Chief Investment Officer for an investment firm and began to volunteer, serving Tenzin Rinpoche and his organization, Ligmincha International, on a full time basis. Karma yoga - helping and serving others by bringing spiritual practice into daily life – is now the core of his work. Teaching meditation and yoga for over a decade, Rob has a playful, warm and easily accessible style, and bringing the ancient teachings of Bön to modern people is his mission.

In addition to being certified at the 200-hour level in hatha yoga, Rob has completed a 5-year training and certificate course in Trul Khor, a Tibetan system of movement and breath, and has been authorized to teach introductory practices of the Bön tradition by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Other teachers with whom Rob has studied and is deeply indebted are: His Holiness the 33rd Menri Trizin, Menri Lopon Rinpoche, Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, Lama Tashi, Geshe Tenzin Yangton, Marcy Vaughn, and Alejandro Chaoul.