As we promote the appeal, we would also like to convey something of the qualities of the vision of Drala Jong:
We translate ‘Drala Jong’ as ‘Sparkling Meadow of Primal Nondual Iridescence’.
- Drala (sGra bLa / སྒྲ་བླ་ ) is the life and vigour of the land.
- Jong (lJongs / ལྗོངས་ ) means a mountain valley or meadow.
When one learns to appreciate phenomena, the sense fields sparkle and an infinite capacity for generosity is born. This connects with others – hence, kindness and appropriate action become effortless. The practice of Drala is a method of becoming aware of the sentient nature of the world. This is important at this time of climate change and increasing pollution. Enshrined in the idea of Drala Jong is this sense of responsibility for the world — and the activity which flows from this sense of responsibility.