28 June 2016

Illusory Advice: From Sutra to Tantra

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, 2015, Ngakma Nor’dzin

"Tantra can seem rather decadent or dangerous from the perspective of Sutra. Sutra moves towards emptiness and so personality is irrelevant. Everything is calmed down. Tantra however begins with the experience of emptiness and conjures with form. Personality and the richness of life is embraced as the material with which the nonduality of emptiness and form can be discovered."

p6, Illusory Advice, Ngakma Nor'dzin & Ngakpa 'ö-Dzin, Aro Books worldwide, 2016, 978-1-898185-37-6

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20 June 2016

Illusory Advice by Ngakma Nor’dzin & Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin

Ngakma Nor'dzin and Ngakpa 'ö-Dzin are the primary teachers at Aro Ling Cardiff.  Their book Illusory Advice gives an insight into the way in which they relate to both the neurotic and liberated qualities of their students.

Illusory Advice is an anthology of lively email discussions between two Western-born Buddhist teachers and their students. The questions and replies cover a wide range of topics—to which the Buddhist view is applied with directness, subtlety, and humour—such as: family life; interpersonal difficulties; and, the student-teacher relationship.

Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin are a married teaching-couple of the Aro gTér Lineage of the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. They are ordained representatives of the ancient non-monastic tradition of Vajrayana, in which every-day life circumstances and individual-personality are embraced as the path of transformation.

Stay up to date with events at Aro Ling Cardiff via the website, meetup, facebook and twitter. We meet for meditation every Tuesday evening and look forward to meeting you.

Please see the Aro Books worldwide website for more information about Illusory Advice.

07 June 2016

Aro Ling Cardiff has moved – June newsletter

Aro Ling Cardiff
has moved . . . 
There was a smooth transition from old venue to new on May 17th. All regular attendees agree that the new gompa is wonderful (see photos below), and greatly appreciate the addition of a tea break after Tuesday evening meditation. Do come and visit the new space soon. There will be an ‘official’ opening later in the year with a formal blessing ceremony by the Lineage Holders of the Aro gTér.

Weekly schedule
Tuesdays (all welcome without booking):

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

Monthly schedule: first weekend of the month
Meditation & yogic song   10:00 - 11:30 (all welcome without booking)
Tsog’khorlo practice   12:30 (attendance by prior arrangement only)
Dance   14:30 (all welcome without booking for Georgian and Tibetan folk dance)
One day retreats
will recommence in September

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.

Meditation group and daytime meditation – beginners and experienced meditators welcome. Short periods of meditation are interspersed with yogic song and chant. Discover emptiness and self-awareness. 

Dance dancing embraces many qualities of natural heroism: considerate awareness of the other dancers, politeness and dignity, sensitivity and enjoyment, and light-hearted and wholehearted engagement with the pattern and movement of the dance. The focus will be on the dignity and formality of the dances of the Georgian period. Occasionally Tibetan folk dance will also be taught.

Aro Ling Cardiff meets at 5 Court Close, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1JR. The practice room is on the ground floor with direct access from the street, and is wheelchair accessible.

All classes and groups are led by ordained Buddhists with many years of practice experience.

Donations are requested to cover the costs of advertising, and so that Aro Ling Cardiff can make donations to the Buddhist charity, Sang-ngak-chö-dzong #1019886.

For fuller details of events at Aro Ling Cardiff, please visit

aro-ling.org/cardiff or meetup.com/arolingcardiff
or call
07875 716644