22 February 2018

happy Losar and events at Aro Ling Cardiff

Happy New Year.



Welcome to the year of the Earth Dog.

February is whizzing by and soon it will be the first weekend of March: 3rd and 4th. Details of events below. Donations received over and above running costs at Aro Ling Cardiff are given to support the Drala Jong appeal (see information below). Aro Ling Cardiff donated £200 in February 2018. Thank you everybody.

EVENTS AT ARO LING CARDIFF
TUESDAYS 7 - 8:30
meditation group - every week, all welcome, just turn up

FIRST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 Exploring Vajrayana
Saturday 14:00 - 17:00 Tantric Craft
Sunday 10:00 - 11:00 Meditation & Yogic Song
Sunday 11:30 - 12:30 Jong Dar
Weekends February to July 2018:
February 3rd and 4th
March 3rd and 4th
April 7th and 8th (NB not Sunday April 1st)
May 5th and 6th
June 2nd and 3rd
July 7th and 8th (NB not Sunday July 1st)

For details of these events please go to the calendars at aro-ling.org/cardiff or MeetUp.com/Aro-Ling-Cardiff/.
You can also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arolingcardiff/
email: aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com
phone: 07875 716644 
The charity of the Aro gTér Lineage in the UK is called ‘Sang-ngak-chö-dzong’ (UK charity number 1019886). This was the name given by Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche. Currently we are fund-raising to establish a residential retreat centre in Wales, which will be called ‘Drala Jong’. For information about this appeal, please see http://arobuddhism.org/drala-jong/drala-jong-appeal.html or go to the Drala Jong appeal blog.  

Extracts from Aro gTér Lineage publications appear once a week on a blog called Aro Quotation. If you would like to receive the Aro Quotations by email, please go to the blog and subscribe.

The Aro gTer Lineage also offers a free meditation course. The course is delivered in weekly emails.

10 January 2018

2018 schedule at Aro Ling Cardiff

Happy New Year to you all!
 
We started the New Year well with a presentation on January 6th by Ngakma Nor'dzin and Ngakpa 'ö-Dzin, about their pilgrimage to Bhutan. Thank you to all who attended.
 
 
 
EVENTS AT ARO LING CARDIFF
TUESDAYS 7 - 8:30
meditation group - every week, all welcome, just turn up 
 
FIRST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 Exploring Vajrayana
Saturday 14:00 - 17:00 Tantric Craft
Sunday 10:00 - 11:00 Meditation & Yogic Song
Sunday 11:30 - 12:30 Jong Dar
Weekends February to July 2018:
February 3rd and 4th
March 3rd and 4th
April 7th and 8th (NB not Sunday April 1st)
May 5th and 6th
June 2nd and 3rd
July 7th and 8th (NB not Sunday July 1st)

For details of these events please go to the calendars at aro-ling.org/cardiff or MeetUp.com/Aro-Ling-Cardiff/.
You can also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arolingcardiff/
 
email: aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com
phone: 07875 716644

04 December 2017

Seasons Greetings / winter holiday / new year events


 
Seasons Greetings!
Aro Ling Cardiff wishes you an enjoyable Yuletide holiday
and a Happy New Year!

EVENTS AT ARO LING CARDIFF

TUESDAYS 7 - 8:30
meditation group - every week, all welcome, just turn up

SATURDAY 6th JANUARY
Bhutan pilgrimage and welcoming the new year, 10:00 -16:00 (see details below)
Booking required. £25 donation requested.

SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY
meditation and yogic song 10:00 - 11:00, all welcome, just turn up
tea break 11- 11:30
standing meditation and jong dar 11:30 - 12:30 (yoga) - booking required

Aro Ling Cardiff will be closed for two Tuesday evenings over the Yuletide holiday. There will not be a meditation group on the 26th December or the 2nd January. 

The January weekend event will take place on the 6th and 7th.  The morning of Saturday 6th January will consist on a talk and visual presentation about Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin’s pilgrimage to Bhutan in autumn 2017. The afternoon will consist of practice including the Riwo Sang Chöd (ri bo bSang mChod) - smoke offering ceremony.
 

02 October 2017

October and December days of teachings at Aro Ling Cardiff, news

The new year of events at Aro Ling Cardiff was beautifully started with a day of teachings with the Aro gTér Lineage Holders, Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen. The Topic for the day, The Art of Chaos, was appreciated by the roomful of attendees. Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen have said that they will return and teach the ritual practice of gCod if wished, and if people practise the yang-sang gCod that they taught on this occasion.


lunch break


Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin were delighted to be invited to attend the opening of the tea room at the Tibetan Buddhist Centre in Canton. Kagyu Samye Dzong Cardiff, on Cowbridge Road, is a lovely centre and Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin were delighted to join their thriving community to celebrate the opening. Lama Yeshé Losal of Samyé Ling gave an inspiring talk. It is always wonderful to have the two streams of ordained practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, the monastic and yogic traditions, meeting together.
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Lama Yeshé Losal

The next weekend of events at Aro Ling Cardiff is imminent. SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER - The Inner and Outer Teacher, 10 - 4; SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER - meditation and yogic song 10 - 11, Jong Dar 11:30 - 12:30 (yoga). Please see full details at aro-ling.org/classes-and-events/inner-outer-teacher/

There will not be a weekend event in November because Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin will be in Bhutan. The Saturday of teachings in December will be on the 2nd, and the topic will be Silent Mind, Holy Mind, exploring the purpose and method of silent sitting.

EVENTS AT ARO LING CARDIFF

SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER - The Inner and Outer Teacher, 10 - 4
SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER - meditation and yogic song 10 - 11, Jong Dar 11:30 - 12:30 (yoga) 

TUESDAYS 7 - 8:30 meditation group - every week, all welcome, just turn up

SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER - Silent Mind, Holy Mind 10 - 4
SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER - Meditation and Yogic Song 10 - 11; Jong Dar (yoga) 11:30 - 12:30

25 July 2017

Aro Ling Cardiff - summer recess, fifth year, donations to Drala Jong, visit of Lineage Holders

Aro Ling Cardiff thanks you all for your support over the last year. Aro Ling Cardiff has gone from strength to strength since moving to Court Close and away from the small rented room in  Whitchurch Village. We look forward to beginning the fifth year of Aro Ling Cardiff in September, with a special Saturday event ‘The Art of Chaos’ with Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen, the Aro gTér Lineage Holders.


This month Aro Ling Cardiff will be paying £250 from your generous donations to the Drala Jong appeal for the establishment of a retreat centre in Wales.

Aro Ling Cardiff is now having a summer recess for the month of August with the July 25th meeting being the final one till September. Over the month of August, Nor’dzin and ’ö-Dzin are intending to replace the temporary fabric ceiling in the meditation room with a wooden ceiling. If you have a free weekend in August and would like to help with this work, please do get in touch (aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com  07092 010756). 

Aro Ling Cardiff meets at 5 Court Close, Whitchurch, CF14 1JR
Email: aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com
Telephone: 07092 010756

The charity of the Aro gTér Lineage in the UK is called ‘Sang-ngak-chö-dzong’ (UK charity number 1019886). This was the name given by Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche. Currently we are fund-raising to establish a residential retreat centre in Wales, which will be called ‘Drala Jong’. For information about this appeal, please see http://arobuddhism.org/drala-jong/drala-jong-appeal.html or go to the Drala Jong appeal blog.   

From September, the suggested donation for the meditation group, and for the first Sunday of the month sessions, is £3. This will cover Aro Ling Cardiff’s running costs, such as refreshments, electricity, improvement and maintenance of the meditation room. Donations received over and above running costs enable Aro Ling Cardiff to support the Drala Jong appeal.

Extracts from Aro gTér Lineage publications appear once a week on a blog called Aro Quotation. If you would like to receive the Aro Quotations by email, please go to the blog and subscribe.

The Aro gTer Lineage also offers a free meditation course. The course is delivered in weekly emails.

19 June 2017

Creative Intention, July 1; The Art of Chaos, September 2; meditation group Tuesdays at Aro Ling Cardiff


Aro Ling Cardiff has one more weekend event before the summer break, plus the ongoing Tuesday meditation group.
On July 1st Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin will lead a workshop: Creative Intention - Amulets.
The Tuesday evening meditation group will continue to meet at 7pm throughout July. Then there will be a summer break with no events at Aro Ling Cardiff during August.
The new academic year will begin at Aro Ling Cardiff on the first weekend of September with a day of teachings on Saturday September 2nd with the Aro gTér Lineage Holders, Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen on The Art of Chaos. This event is likely to be over-subscribed, so early booking is recommended.
We look forward to seeing you soon, and wish you an enjoyable summer.
Best wishes from Aro Ling Cardiff

22 May 2017

June 3rd teachings on death, impermanence, dream yoga and bardo + June 4th practice session – Aro Ling Cardiff

The Ebb & Flow of Existence & Non-existence

June 3rd 10:00 16:00 Aro Ling Cardiff

We spend a third of our lives asleep; so it is quite useful that we use that period if we can. If your practice is only your formal practice, then a very small part of your life is actually devoted to practice. This is crucial for anyone who lives in the world and has a job. This is why we teach dream yoga – it is important that we use that part of our lives.” Ngak’chang Rinpoche


Death and impermanence are the natural ebb and flow of existence, yet there can be a tendency to look on death as a single,undesirable, end-of-life experience. Through looking at impermanence, death—and rebirth—can be recognised as a continuing experience. The process of falling to sleep, dreaming, and waking into a new day is similar to the process of falling into death, the intermediate bardo experience, and awakening into a new lifetime. Through learning to gain lucidity in dreaming and awareness through sleep, this time becomes available for practice, and death loses its fear.

Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin will teach the method of dream yoga, and discuss the
nine bardos of the Aro gTér Lineage.

Refreshments are provided for the morning tea break. Please bring a packed lunch.

A donation of £25 is requested for the day of teachings.
For enquiries about this event, please:
email: aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com
text: 07875 716644
telephone: 07092 010756

Instantaneous ordinariness’ is the fruit of the gYo-wa bardo. Instantaneous ordinariness is the moment when continuity is destroyed. As soon as continuity is destroyed, continuity appears again as the continuous moment of ‘Great Time’. One senses continuity again, but ‘that which is continuous’ is empty. One arrives at the non-dual point of realising the one taste of continuity and discontinuity. This is the essence of the tha-mal-gyi-shé-pa bardo: simply noticing death – and being born as the next moment.” Ngak’chang Rinpoche

June 4th 

10:00 11:00 meditation, mantra, chant and yogic song (£5 donation requested)
11:00 11:30 tea break
11:30 12:30 jong dar physical yogas of the Aro Tradition (£5 donation requested)
12:30 15:00 tsog’khorlo ceremony – please give notice in advance to attend (£5 donation requested)