31 July 2015

August Newsletter – Aro Ling Cardiff Buddhist Centre

Well the weather is not very summery even though we are moving into August and peak holiday season. We hope you are having an enjoyable summer nevertheless.

Aro Ling Cardiff will be open as usual for the first two weeks of August, and then closed for about a month – except for the Tuesday evening Meditation Group which will continue.

The programme for the autumn term will start on Tuesday 22nd September.
The main change to the schedule is the addition of another meditation group at 19:00 on Thursdays. This will be led by Ngakpa Samten and Ngakma Ta-tsal.
The Tuesday evening meditation group will continue to be led by Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin.

There will be four weekend events in the autumn term:
September 25 – 27: How to be Human
October 23 – 25: Myriad Meditations
November 27 – 29: Liberating Emotion
December 11 – 13: Dignity & Heroism

For full details of all events at Aro Ling, please visit aro-ling.org or the Aro Ling Cardiff blog.

Weekly schedule

sKu-mNyé at 10:30; Meditation & Song at 12:00; Meditation Group 19:00 – 20:30

sKu-mNyé 14:00; Meditation & Song 15:15; Siop Siarad 16:15; sKu-mNyé 17:30

Meditation Group 19:00 – 20:00 (starts September 24th)

Monthly schedule:

Saturday - first of month: Discovering Spaciousness of Mind  10:00 – 12:00
Weekends – one weekend retreat a month Friday 19:00 to Sunday 12:00, 5 sessions

sKu-mNyé is a physical yoga practice. It offers a range of movements, from simple and gentle to demanding and vigorous – so there is something for everyone. All are welcome whatever age or level of fitness. A wonderful form of exercise that is refreshing and invigorating.
Each class is 1 hour and a donation of £3 is requested.

Meditation groups and daytime meditation – beginners and experienced meditators welcome.
Short periods of meditation are interspersed with yogic song and chant. Discover emptiness and self-awareness.  Daytime £3, evening £5 donation requested.
Introductory session every first Saturday of the month – £5 donation requested.

Weekend events encompass teachings on Vajrayana Buddhism, practice in everyday life, and living as honourable people with humour and warmth. Some events include Vajrayana craft activities. The weekend is divided into 5 sessions and charged at £6 a session or £25 for the whole weekend.

Siop Siarad is hosted by Aro Ling and is a gathering for those learning Welsh
through ‘Say Something in Welsh’. Games and activities.

18 July 2015

Rang-rig Togden

Rang-rig Togden
Born on 18th July, Rang-rig Togden was the sang-yab and disciple of Jomo Pema ’ö-Zér.  Jomo Pema ’ö-Zér and Rang-rig Togden were the parents of Khyungchen Aro Lingma. It was from Rang-rig Togden that the Aro tradition inherited the style of using the gÇod Drum to accompany awareness-spell and many other practices. Rang-rig Togden was a gÇod-pa when he met Jomo Pema ’ö-Zér, and from her he received the Dzogchen long-dé teachings of Jomo Chhi’mèd Pema. Rang-rig Togden is one of a small number of great male practitioners within the Mother Essence Lineage of the Aro tradition.

[See Aro Encyclopaedia]