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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 [...]

December 2018

November 2018

In the News – 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Aro gTér Charity Sang-ngak-chö-dzong

By |2018-11-19T21:26:30+01:00November 19th, 2018|

This weekend, Sang-ngak-chö-dzong, the charity that supports the work of the Aro gTér tradition in the UK was pleased to host its largest event to date. To celebrate a quarter of a century of the charity's fruitful existence, the day was approached as a festival of Aro gTér Buddhism. After months of detailed planning [...]

October 2018

An interview with Khandro Déchen in ‘The Bristol Magazine’

By |2018-10-20T11:12:58+01:00October 20th, 2018|

In an interview for 'The Bristol Magazine', Khandro Déchen describes what brought her to Buddhism, how she met Ngak’chang Rinpoche and she also shares five tips for integrating Buddhism into everyday life. “I wasn’t searching for religion when I found Buddhism,” says Khandro Déchen, born in Newbury and raised in a non-religious family. “I had an [...]

The Art of Living

By |2018-10-18T11:06:08+01:00October 18th, 2018|

The Art of Living is the act of living life AS Art. This can only really be understood if we first look at the more obvious quotidian Arts such as cooking, dining, speaking, listening, deportment, and any facet of life where natural elegance can become the focus of appreciation and presence. The Art of [...]

September 2018

Accountability

By |2018-10-20T11:15:30+01:00September 28th, 2018|

For anyone who has been concerned by the revelations of abuse in the world of Vajrayana Buddhism, the Lineage Lamas of the Aro gTér Lineage have written a text outlining the five precept guidelines which all Aro gTér teachers, abide by. "Those who approach the Confederate Sanghas of Aro can expect its teachers to [...]

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