28 August 2015

September Newsletter – Aro Ling Cardiff Buddhist Centre

Aro Ling Buddhist Centre
35 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1DB  07875 716644
September Newsletter 2015

Summer is coming to an end and it seems quite autumnal already. We hope you have had an enjoyable summer despite the rain. Although we may regret the end of the summer, at least there is the new programme at Aro Ling to look forward to – an additional evening meditation group every week, and four interesting courses to take us up to the end of the year.

During the recess with Aro Ling closed during the day, we have been doing a little tidying up and rearranging – including putting up picture rail. This makes the thangkas much easier to hang and really adds a finishing touch to the room.

Until 22nd September, Aro Ling Cardiff is only open for the Tuesday evening Meditation Group. From Tuesday 22nd September, 10:30am, the new programme commences. Please see details of daytime opening, weekly evening groups, and monthly events below. We look forward to seeing you at Aro Ling soon.

For full details of all events please go to aro-ling.org, meetup.com/arolingcardiff or check out the static pages of this blog.

Weekend events:
September 25 – 27: How to be Human
October 23 – 25: Myriad Meditations
November 27 – 29: Liberating Emotion
December 11 – 13: Dignity & Heroism

Weekly schedule
sKu-mNyé 10:30; Meditation & Song 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:
First Saturday of month: Discovering Spaciousness of Mind  10:00 – 12:00; an introduction to the Aro gTér Lineage and its practices, and to the Nyingma school of Buddhism; £5 donation requested.
Weekends – one weekend retreat a month Friday 19:00 to Sunday 12:00, 5 sessions; £6 a session or £25 for the weekend

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.