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May 2016

The Aro gTér – kindness, openness and an enthusiasm for life

By |2018-03-16T16:31:10+00:00May 11th, 2016|

Family environments in which kindness, openness and an enthusiasm for life are exemplified, are needed for there to be peace and harmony in the world. For these qualities to exist as examples for children, men and women need greater respect & appreciation for each other. The Aro gTér provides insight and methodology which are directly [...]

October 2015

Retreat Centre Appeal : Yoga – Dance

By |2018-03-16T16:31:10+00:00October 3rd, 2015|

Gar’cham (sometimes called ‘Lama Dance’) is a system of sacred dance. The movements are part of a moving meditation practice, that, like others in the Vajrayana Buddhism involves visualisation by the dancers which is maintained throughout the length of the dance, whether the dancer is still or in motion. Whilst some such dances are reserved [...]

September 2015

Retreat Centre Appeal : Treasures – Bone Ornaments

By |2018-03-16T16:31:10+00:00September 26th, 2015|

There are many Vajrayana treasures in the care of the Aro Tradition which are seldom on public display either to dedicated practitioners or members of the public. These treasures are the art-works and ritual objects from Tibet which have been passed to the spiritual directors by their teachers and which they have bequeathed to Sang-ngak-chö-dzong. [...]

Retreat Centre Appeal : Yoga – sKu-mNyé

By |2018-03-16T16:31:11+00:00September 5th, 2015|

Vajrayana Buddhist lineages commonly contain several systems of physical yoga, used both as a focus for meditation and for secondary benefits such as general health and wellbeing. Three such from the Aro gTér lineage are A-tri, sKu-mNyé and Trul’khor (yantra yoga in Sanskrit). sKu-mNyé in particular has been taught by a number of our qualified [...]

Spacious Passion

By |2018-03-16T16:31:11+00:00September 2nd, 2015|

Spacious Passion By Ngakma Nor’dzin Ngakma Nor’dzin Pamo explores the Sutric teaching of ‘The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Practice’ as vividly relevant to our everyday lives: the extraordinarily precious opportunity to live as an honorable human being; the experience of impermanence that pervades our existence as an opportunity to awaken; the emotional [...]

August 2015

Relaxing into Meditation

By |2018-03-16T16:31:11+00:00August 26th, 2015|

Relaxing into Meditation By Ngakma Nor’dzin What exercises and practices will help us to live a life free of stress? Ngakma Nor’dzin, a Western Buddhist Lama, guides us through relaxation and breathing exercises that lead into meditation. The meditation methods are described in friendly and accessible language, and will enhance the lives of those who [...]

Retreat Centre Appeal : Craft – Phurba

By |2018-03-16T16:31:11+00:00August 22nd, 2015|

The phurba is three-edged symbolic weapon, which focuses the mind on the destruction of the three deluded perceptual states: obsession, aggression, and indifference. In 2004 the (then) largest Phurba in the world was constructed in the Austrian Mountains by the students of Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Mainland Europe. The Drala Jong project seeks [...]

Wisdom Eccentrics

By |2018-03-16T16:31:11+00:00August 19th, 2015|

Wisdom Eccentrics rumours of realisation as told by Künzang Dorje Rinpoche with additional tales of the unexpected By Ngakpa Chögyam A rare account of remarkable Lamas in the final years of a lost era. The author finds himself the first Western disciple of Künzang Dorje Rinpoche, a highly reclusive master known for mercurial wrath and [...]

Retreat Centre Appeal : Craft – gTér Bum

By |2018-03-16T16:31:11+00:00August 15th, 2015|

The Treasure Vase (gTér Bum) ceramics project is an example of our craft work. It was led by one of our qualified teachers, Ngakma Nor’dzin Pamo (left). Completed in 2005 this project demonstrates the charity’s ability to create wonderful and unique works, in support of our charitable goals. This particular project involved donation of many [...]

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