December 2017

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

By | 2018-03-19T16:26:03+00:00 December 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 | 2018-03-19T16:28:20+00:00 December 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 | 2018-03-19T16:29:33+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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 [...]

Drala Jong – Home for a rare lineage of Tibetan Buddhism

By | 2018-03-19T16:34:46+00:00 August 19th, 2017|

Family environments in which kindness, openness and an enthusiasm for life are exemplified, are needed for there to be peace and harmony in the world. For these qualities to exist as examples for children, men and women need greater respect & appreciation for each other. The Aro gTér provides insight and methodology which are [...]

Drala Jong will be a centre for both meditation and the arts.

By | 2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00 August 12th, 2017|

Drala Jong - Retreat Centre Appeal Drala Jong - ‘Sparkling Meadow of Primal Iridescence’. We seek to establish a permanent centre in Britain – capable of hosting residential and non-residential events, to make available a rare strand of Buddhism pertinent to Western culture in the 21st century. Drala Jong will be a centre for both [...]

Drala Jong innately exists in human beings.

By | 2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00 August 5th, 2017|

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 in the enjoyment of others. When we learn to appreciate phenomena our sense fields ‘Jong’ begin to sparkle and a sense of [...]

August 2016

Halfway to completion

By | 2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00 August 12th, 2016|

We are very happy to be able to announce that the Drala Jong fund is more than halfway towards its target of £500,000. In June we received an anonymous donation of £40,000 which took us way over the halfway mark and well on our way towards £300,000. We are most grateful to this anonymous donor [...]

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