September 2018

What Drala Jong means to me: Awareness and Kindness

By |2018-09-10T15:49:53+00:00September 6th, 2018|

The teachings and practices of the Aro gTér have made such a difference in my life, helping me become a better person. It's really all about awareness and kindness. The effect of the teachings has increased since I became an ordained practitioner. This non-monastic practice is so well-suited to modern life. I look forward [...]

December 2017

Searching and Shopping for Drala Jong – raising money at no cost to yourself

By |2018-09-10T15:50:36+00:00December 12th, 2017|

Dear Supporters, We would very much like your help in raising money for Drala Jong and it won't cost you a penny - you simply need to search the web and shop. Sang-ngak-chö-dzong, the UK charity of the Aro gTér Lineage, is registered with two online services that help raising money for charities. HOW [...]

Drala Jong Yuletide Appeal

By |2018-09-06T16:33:25+00:00December 5th, 2017|

The season of the Yuletide Frog has arrived - the season of merriment, feasting...and giving. Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen, the Aro gTér Lineage Holders,  have requested that anybody who feels moved to send them something for Christmas give a donation to the Drala Jong Appeal rather than sending them presents. For this year [...]

September 2017

The name ‘Drala Jong’, means ‘Sparkling Meadow of Primal Iridescence’

By |2018-09-06T16:34:31+00:00September 16th, 2017|

The name ‘Drala Jong’, means ‘Sparkling Meadow of Primal Iridescence’. Of this name, Spiritual Directors Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen write: Drala Jong innately exists in human beings. ‘Drala’ is the appreciative faculty which exponentially enlivens people the more they engage with the world. Appreciation is the key to enjoyment and to the delighting [...]

Drala Jong – Establishing a retreat centre

By |2018-03-19T16:30:07+00:00September 9th, 2017|

The need to provide a facility where people can obtain inspiration without removing themselves from everyday society is clear. We are therefore looking to establish a retreat centre in Wales, where people can study with teachers – most of whom are married couples with children. Individuals will then be able to practise what they [...]

Living in mainstream society

By |2018-03-19T16:31:23+00:00September 2nd, 2017|

Buddhism, as commonly encountered, is monastically based – and thus not naturally aligned to contemporary culture. There is a growing need therefore, to establish a venue for receiving instruction that supports living within mainstream society. To this end, the Aro gTér lineage draws on the history of the 84 Tantric Adepts: amongst whom was [...]

August 2017

A lineage uniquely suited to the West

By |2018-03-19T16:35:34+00:00August 26th, 2017|

The Aro gTér Lineage of the Nyingma Tradition is uniquely suited to the West, as it emphasises integration with the secular world. It cultivates gender equality founded on active appreciation – and teaches romantic relationship as one of the most essential practices. Both ordained and non-ordained practitioners engage with society, pursue careers, and enjoy [...]

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