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November 2018

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

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


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 [...]

What Drala Jong means to me: Awareness and Kindness

By |2018-09-10T15:49:53+01:00September 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 [...]

February 2008

Why now? Kyabjé Kunzang Dorje Rinpoche & Jomo Samphel

By |2020-01-17T11:53:32+00:00February 5th, 2008|

Whilst the original inspiration for the foundation of Sang-ngak-chö-dzong came from His Holiness Dud'jom Rinpoche, the idea of having our own retreat place has not always been at the forefront of the thinking of our tradition. Indeed when I joined the tradition there was still a tendency to indulge in a gentle play on [...]

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