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August 2016

Aro gTér Lineage: Tradition and Innovation in Vajrayana Buddhism – Bhutanese Broadcasting Service

By |2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00August 9th, 2016|

Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo and Naljorpa Ja’gyür Dorje represented the Aro gTér Lineage at the conference on 'Tradition and Innovation in Vajrayana Buddhism' in Bhutan, 1-3 July 2016. See our previous article 'When a Return to Tradition appears as Innovation' The video below is from the Bhutanese Broadcasting service and features and interview with Dr Tashi [...]

June 2016

Aro gTér Lineage: When a Return to Tradition appears as Innovation, Bhutan, 1-3 July 2016

By |2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00June 25th, 2016|

Naljorpa Ja'gyür & Ngakma Métsal Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo and Naljorpa Ja’gyür Dorje will be representing the Aro gTér Lineage at the conference on 'Tradition and Innovation in Vajrayana Buddhism' in Bhutan, 1-3 July 2016.  They were invited to speak at the conference by Ian Baker, following the Sangha visit to the Secret Temple exhibition, as [...]

Drala Jong Facilities

By |2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00June 15th, 2016|

As a venue Drala Jong will be used for: Talks, courses, and retreats – from single evenings to week long residential events  Public teachings—irrespective of affiliation with Buddhism—on: healthy happy personal relationships; embracing emotions through meditation;  Tibetan physical yogas; iconographic painting; and the Arts – including woodcraft, metal work, ceramics, dance, and music.  Private teachings [...]

Sangha visit to Tibet’s Secret Temple Exhibition at the Wellcome Trust in London

By |2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00June 11th, 2016|

Earlier this year Ngak’chang Rinpoche, Ngakma Mé-tsal, and Naljorpa Ja’gyür—accompanied by a group of practitioners from Sang-ngak-chö-dzong—went to London to see the exhibition entitled Tibet’s Secret Temple at the Wellcome Trust. The Wellcome webpage gives the following about the exhibition ‘Tibet’s Secret Temple’ explores Tibetan Buddhist yogic and meditational practice and their connections to physical [...]

Drala Jong – ‘Sparkling Meadow of Primal Iridescence’

By |2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00June 8th, 2016|

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 in [...]

Drala Jong – Establishing a retreat centre

By |2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00June 1st, 2016|

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 have [...]

May 2016

The Aro gTér – Living in mainstream society

By |2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00May 25th, 2016|

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 an [...]

Karma – The Personal Police State

By |2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00May 21st, 2016|

In  the article 'Drala Jong will make a long term difference to the world'. We said that the Aro gTér Lineage teaches 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.  What follows is an excerpt from the [...]

The Aro gTér – A lineage uniquely suited to the West

By |2018-03-16T16:31:09+00:00May 18th, 2016|

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 family [...]

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