March 2022

Storm Arwen – Fundraising goal has been reached

By |2022-05-20T10:09:40+01:00March 5th, 2022|

Our appeal target of £36,000 has been reached! On 3rd March, the first day of Lo-gSar, the year of the Water Tiger, the treasurer of Sang-ngak-chō-dzong confirmed the figures and that we had indeed reached our goal. The appeal began at Christmas time and thanks to your generous donations, those of [...]

January 2022

Clean up after Storm Arwen

By |2022-05-20T10:31:34+01:00January 20th, 2022|

Storm Arwen Woodland Damage Emergency Appeal Thanks to the generosity of a large number of donors we have raised so far almost one half of our £36,000 goal. The appeal lasts until Losar, the Tibetan New Year 5th March, 2022. We are still asking for your help. [...]

December 2021

Storm Arwen woodland damage emergency appeal

By |2022-05-20T10:22:42+01:00December 22nd, 2021|

Drala Jong is a home for Vajrayana Buddhism, inspiring people to reconnect with innate kindness, authentic creativity and the natural world. It comprises a series of converted buildings, a shrine room, and several acres of pasture land and beautiful woodland in West Wales. But in late November 2021, Storm Arwen brought the most severe [...]

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 [...]

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