29 October 2014

Remember, remember, the 6th of November . . . November newsletter

The clocks have changed and suddenly we are into dark nights and winter fires. In the run up to Christmas Aro Ling Cardiff has a few interesting events for you to enjoy.

The Body of Visions begins on 6th of November. This is a five week course, but each evening can be attended as a separate event if preferred. The cost is £6 per evening, or £25 for the whole five weeks (saving £5 overall). 7 – 8:30 pm, Thursdays.

Week 1: The path of transforming ordinary appearance into realised appearance (November 6th). What is Sutrayana? What is Vajrayana? What is Tantra? What is Dzogchen? How do these paths differ and how do we practise them? What does it mean to wear the Body of Visions? Discover the principle of the path of transformation and how to engage with this powerful practice in everyday life. 

Week 2. Tantric imagery – a visual presentation (November 13th). Tibetan Tantric imagery is rich and extraordinary. This visual presentation will explore the symbolism and inspiration of Tantric imagery, including ancient pictures of practitioners in Tibet.

Week 3: Padmasambhava – Guru Rinpoche, the tantric Buddha (November 20th). The life story and manifestations of Guru Rinpoche offer an insight into the path of transformation. The practices given to the Nyingma tradition by Padmasambhava are as powerful and as relevant today.

Week 4: Yeshé Tsogyel and other important women in Tibetan Buddhism (November 27th). Yeshé Tsogyel is the female tantric Buddha and the source of the Aro Lineage. Hear the inspiration stories of these Enlightened Women and learn their practices. 
Week 5: Empowerment and the Vajra Master (December 4th) – more details next newsletter.

On Sunday November 16th Aro Ling Cardiff will be having a street stall at the event in Whitchurch Village for switching on the Christmas lights. Do come and see us. There will be a few items for sale and we will be available to take people over and show them around Aro Ling if you have not already visited. Collect a leaflet giving details of our activities, and will be happy to give you more details, and to answer questions about Nyingma Buddhism and the Aro Lineage. The event starts at 5 pm.

Our regular event on the first Saturday of the month will be on 1st November. Do come along at 10 am to Discovering the Spaciousness of Mind. 10 – 12, requested donation £5

The following Saturday (8th) our final Saturday morning course for 2014 will begin: Weaving the Elements. This two hour event from 10 – 12 will teach on the emotions with regard to the elements earth, water, fire, air and space, and how we can liberate our emotional patterning through weaving thread crosses and amulets.
This event can be attended as separate weeks for £6 a morning, or the whole course for £20.

Regular on-going drop-in events:
Tuesday – Meditation Group, 19:00 – 20:30, requested donation £5
Wednesday – Tibetan Yoga, one hour classes at 14:00 and 17:30, requested donation £3
Wednesday – Children’s Story-time, 15:45 – 16:15, requested donation £1
Friday – Tibetan Yoga, one hour class at 10:30, requested donation £3
Friday – Guided Meditation, 12:00 – 13:00, requested donation £3
If you wish to call in to Aro Ling Cardiff at a time outside of the scheduled class times, please phone to arrange this in advance.

For more details
please visit aro-ling.org 
or phone 07875 716644

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