28 September 2015

October newsletter – Aro Ling Buddhist Centre

Aro Ling Buddhist Centre
35 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1DB  07875 716644
October Newsletter 2015
Shang – the bell used to mark the end of a meditation session.
Summer is now at an end and we hope you are inspired by the upcoming events at Aro Ling Buddhist Centre. The new Thursday evening meditation group is up and running and we hope to welcome you there soon, or to the on-going Tuesday evening group. The daytime classes are now open as usual – please see the schedule below.

In response to feedback about our weekend retreats, we are changing these to one-day events. A number of people have found that they can only attend on a Saturday, and others have said that they would like to attend but could not because of the need to find accommodation in Cardiff. Hence the advertised weekend events for this year will all now take place just on the Saturday. The cost  will be £20 if paid in advance, or £25 if paying on the day. Please see details at  aro-ling.org, meetup.com/arolingcardiff.

Weekend retreat days:
October 24: Myriad Meditations
November 28: Liberating Emotion
December 12: 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.
Retreat days – one Saturday a month as advertised, 10:00 to 19:00; £20 in advance, or £25 on the day. Concessions available on application and if paid in advance.

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.

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

01 September 2015

A-Kyong Düd’dül Dorje

A-Kyong Düd’dül Dorje
Born on 1st September, A-Kyong Düd’dül Dorje was a friend of ’a-Shul Pema Legden. He joined with Aro Lingma and ’a-Shul Lama on their way South from Khordong. He was a ngak’phang Lama connected with ’a-Shul Lama’s family clan. He was a cousin on ’a-Shul Lama’s mother’s side of the family – a son of ’a-Shul Lama’s maternal aunt called Nor’gyal Pema. A-Kyong Düd’dül Dorje was a Dorje Phurba master. He was extraordinarily skilled in making phurbas in metal and wood, (as well as bone, ivory, and other materials). Whilst living at the Aro gar he made over one hundred and eleven wooden phurbas with the assistance of the disciples of Aro Yeshé. He was known for his deftness in carving and for the perfection of the expression which he gave to the wrathful faces on the phurbas.

[See Aro Encyclopaedia]