10 April 2017

May, June, July teaching days – £100 donation to Drala Jong – Lineage Holders teaching in September

Aro Ling Cardiff
Vajrayana Buddhism

Upcoming events:
  • May Retreat Weekend   6th and 7th of May Untying Knots
  • June Retreat Weekend  3rd and 4th of June The Ebb & Flow of Existence & Non-Existence
  • July Retreat Weekend 1st and 2nd of July Creative Intention: Amulet workshop
  • September Retreat Weekend 2nd and 3rd of Sept Ngak’chang Rinpoche & Khandro Déchen
  • Saturdays Vajrayana teachings, 10 4
  • Sundays – 3 practice sessions, 10 3
Ongoing weekly :
  • Tuesday meditation group, 19:00 20:30 
The Saturday teachings until autumn have been decided and scheduled. Please follow the links above for details. More information about the May event is below. There will be weekend events in May, June, and July, but none in August. We are also delighted to give early notice that the Aro gTér Lineage Holders, Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen, are coming to teach at Aro Ling Cardiff on September 2nd details coming soon. 
Due to the support of people attending our events, Aro Ling Cardiff has donated £100 to the Drala Jong Appeal this month. Thank you very much for enabling us to support this project to establish an Aro gTér Lineage centre in Wales. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin

Saturday 6th May Vajrayana teaching entitledUntying Knots’. 
Through the three root misconceptions of attraction, aversion and indifference patterning is created. Patterning locks us into the cycle of karmic response, moment by moment, life after life. When a sense of dissatisfaction arises through noticing the self-defeating nature of these cycles, we are instantaneously at the base of practice. Learn how to untie the knots of patterning to make response more open and free, liberating basic goodness and joy. In the Aro gTér Lineage the sutric teachings are found in the Ulukha-mukha Sutra – the Songs of the Owl-faced Dakini. Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin will explore some of the core teachings with reference to Dzogchen view.

Full details for this event, and for June and July, are on the website (please click on links above)
Details of the September day of teachings with the Aro gTér Lineage Holders, Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen to follow.
16:00, please bring a packed lunch.  £25 donation requested

Sunday 7th May 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.

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 716644

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.

Jong Dar is a term that covers all 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. The 25 Ying ’khor exercises involve subtle movement in a standing position. Some include visualisation of coloured light energy synchronised with the breath. A few involve sound as vocalised syllables. sKu-mNyé (thes’ is silent) in the Aro tradition is a system of 111 repetitive physical exercises which massage the spatial nerves of the subtle, energetic body – giving rise to extraordinary sensations. In these unusual sensations it is possible to find the presence of non-dual awareness—rigpa—momentary enlightenment. 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.

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.

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