20 March 2017

We Can Be Heroes, Every Day – Saturday April 1st – book now!

This day of teachings, led by Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin, will explore methods of Awakening, and how to make the aspiration to Buddhahood a natural part of our everyday life. Learn how to be a decent human being – a kind neighbour, a considerate boss, a loving partner, an inspiring mother. Embrace the qualities of heroes: open and honest communication, dignity and honour, considerate behaviour, and creativity, joy and good humour.

We can all aspire to awaken and discover the Buddha within us.  Buddha means Awakened Being. So to aspire to Buddhahood is to become an Awakened Hero or Heroine. Through developing wisdom and compassion; through recognising their non-duality; it is possible to engage with the path of Awakening. 

Refreshments are provided for the morning tea break. Please bring a packed lunch.
A donation of £25 is requested for the day of teachings.
For enquiries about this event, please:
email: aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com
text: 07875 716644
telephone: 07092 010756

13 March 2017

Interfaith Council for Wales - meeting agenda

The Interfaith Council for Wales is meeting on March 16th. Nor'dzin Pamo will be attending as rep for the Buddhist Council of Wales.

Agenda items include:

  • Lin Ashby speaking for the Charity Commission; 
  • 3rd Sector Partnership Council; 
  • Interfaith UK; 
  • Churches' Forum for Inter-Religious Relations. 
If you wish to comment or contribute on any of these items please contact us.

We Can Be Heroes Every Day, April 1st

Aro Ling Cardiff
Vajrayana Buddhism

Upcoming events:
  • April Retreat Weekend   1st and 2nd of April
  • Saturday 1st April Vajrayana teachings, 10 4
  • Sunday 2nd April – 3 practice sessions, 10 - 3
Ongoing weekly :
  • Tuesday meditation group, 19:00 20:30
The next first-weekend-of-the-month event will be on the 1st and 2nd of April.
Saturday 1st April
Vajrayana teaching entitledWe can be heroes, every day’ (postponed from March). Full details for this event are on the website. 10:00
16:00, please bring a packed lunch. £25 donation requested
Sunday 2nd April
three practice sessions: 10:00
– 11:00 meditation and song, 11:30 – 12:30 Jong Dar, 13:00 – 15:00  tsog’khorlo ceremony. £5 donation per session requested
Please join us for all sessions, a single session, or any combination that suits you. £35 donation requested if attending all sessions Saturday and Sunday (£5 discount). All welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin

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 costs, 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

07875 71664

Meditation group – beginners and experienced meditators welcome. Short periods of meditation are interspersed with yogic song and chant. Discover emptiness and self-awareness. For more information about meditation in the Aro gTér Nyingma tradition, please view the information page on MeetUp. 
The 10:00 session on the Sunday of the first weekend of the month follows the same format.

Saturday Teaching Sessions – morning tea break provided; please bring a packed lunch.

Sunday practice sessions
10:00 - 11:00
meditation, song and chant (see details for meditation group above)
11:30 - 12:30 Jong Dar, the physical practices of the Aro Tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. Each class is 1 hour. The session includes Ying’khor, sKu-mNyé, walking meditation, and standing meditation. See this page for details.
13:00 - 15:00 – tsog’khorlo ceremony (this session is for experienced practitioners.)

The charity of the Aro gTér Lineage in the UK is called ‘Sang-ngak-chö-dzong’ (UK charity number 1019886). This was the name given by Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche. There are also other European charities connected with the Lineage, plus Aro Gar in the USA. Currently we are fund-raising to establish a residential retreat centre in Wales, which will be called ‘Drala Jong’. For information about this appeal, please see http://arobuddhism.org/drala-jong/drala-jong-appeal.html or go to the Drala Jong appeal blog.  

Extracts from Aro gTér Lineage publications appear once a week on a blog called Aro Quotation. If you would like to receive the Aro Quotations by email, please go to the blog and subscribe.

The Aro gTer Lineage also offers a free meditation course. The course is delivered in weekly emails.