Drala Jong will make a long term difference to the world: not because will be an empire, or a mansion with huge tracts of land – but because it will house a lineage that is capable of becoming a mainstream minority religion.
This is due to the fact that the central teachings of the Aro gTér Lineage are congruent with higher levels of psychological health. One example being the emphasis on karma as ‘perception and response’ – patterns within the continuum of consciousness – rather than the hard-wired system of ‘reward and punishment’ embedded in external reality. Interestingly, this accords precisely with the Buddha’s original teaching. Another example is the understanding of the six realms as mind-states rather than external locations.
In terms of bodhicitta (compassion or appreciative empathetic responsiveness ) it is valuable to consider the future and the benefit for people who would be advantaged by a system which potentially advances the condition of everyone
— Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen
The Drala Jong project seeks to create a home for the Aro gTér Lineage. Please see the Appeal page for more information about the Drala Jong project and how to help.
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