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October 2020

Drala Jong Anniversary Appeal 2020

By |2020-10-11T21:47:50+01:00October 11th, 2020|

The 4th of October saw the first anniversary of our purchase of Drala Jong. The Lineage Holders - Khandro Déchen and Ngak'chang Rinpoche celebrated with a Ri-wo Sang-chod (ri bo bSang mChod / རི་བོ་བྶང་མཆོད་) - Mountain Smoke Profferment online with their sangha and their friend the Bhutanes Lama—and Doctor of Linguistics—Wangchuk Rin'dzin [...]

June 2020

Caring for the Ancient Woodlands at Drala Jong

By |2020-06-17T15:36:30+01:00June 17th, 2020|

Drala Jong is a Vajrayana Buddhist centre located in what was previously a working farm, and before that was an overnight resting point for drovers taking livestock across the county. As well as agricultural land, around 16 acres of Drala Jong’s property is woodland. These woodlands - Allt-Pant-Y-Porthman – have been recognised as an [...]

January 2020

The lie of the Land

By |2020-06-17T15:19:46+01:00January 15th, 2020|

Not everyone may have been participating in the various on-line social media groups regarding the purchase and development of Drala Jong. For all those who have donated, may wish to donate, visit the centre, or simply be kept up to date with developments, this article is intended to give a general introduction to the [...]

December 2019

Drala Jong Yuletide Appeal 2019

By |2019-12-17T13:47:40+00:00December 17th, 2019|

The season of the Yuletide Frog has arrived - the season of merriment, feasting...and giving. Drala Jong is the Aro gTér Lineage Retreat Centre in Wales purchased in 2019 due to the magnificent generosity of many supporters. Ongoing funding is needed to pay for running the Centre, improving the land and converting [...]

September 2019

Celebrating Success

By |2019-09-13T15:13:44+01:00September 13th, 2019|

Today we heard that we exchanged contracts at Pant-y-porthman Farm to be our meditation centre, Drala Jong. It is difficult to fully express how we feel at the moment. We are filled with joy, of course. It's the end of a long journey since we started fundraising, and it's the beginning of a longer [...]

Drala Jong becomes a reality

By |2019-12-17T12:46:59+00:00September 12th, 2019|

The 11th September 2019 was a historic day in the life of the Aro gTér Lineage. On that day we exchanged contracts to buy Pant-y-Porthman Farm near Llandysul. This is the culmination of the years of fundraising since we launched our appeal. For the first time we have our own place. Until now, we've [...]

July 2019

Running in the 2019 Cardiff 10K to Raise Money for Drala Jong

By |2019-08-21T14:28:30+01:00July 17th, 2019|

“The mind benefits from stillness. The body benefits from movement.” — Ngakma Nor’dzin Pamo Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin Tridral is running in the Cardiff 10K to raise money to create Drala Jong, a Buddhist Meditation Centre in Wales. ’ö-Dzin, and his wife Ngakma Nor’dzin Pamo, have been practising Buddhism for 40 years and are teachers within [...]

June 2019

Saga Dawa Düchen – a month in which the value of kindness is amplified

By |2019-06-08T08:10:22+01:00June 8th, 2019|

Saga Dawa Düchen (sa ga zLa ba dus chen / ས་ག་ཟླ་བ་དུས་ཆེན་) is one of the four major Buddhist calendar events. It occurs on the full moon (the 15th day) of the fourth Himalayan Buddhist lunar month. This year Saga Dawa begins on the 4th of June and continues to the 2nd of July. This [...]

May 2019

World Meditation Day

By |2019-05-14T17:38:25+01:00May 14th, 2019|

World meditation day, scheduled for the 21st of May 2019, is a worldwide annual event which aims at raising awareness of the benefits of meditation. Why meditate The benefits of meditation for oneself and others, and thus for humanity as a whole, are vast. Modern science and ancient traditions seem to agree on the [...]

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