Ionawr 2013

A quarter of the way there. . . the Phurba of Space becomes the Phurba of Air

By |2018-03-16T16:31:19+00:00Ionawr 13th, 2013|

We are delighted to let you know that as at 31st December 2012 the total raised for Drala Jong stood at: £114,229.80 / Euro140,867.60 / $185,729.00 This is a wonderful increase and really shows the support which the project is receiving from across the world. This is 23% of the target total of £500,000 - [...]

Tachwedd 2011

I can’t get no. . .

By |2018-03-16T16:31:24+00:00Tachwedd 29th, 2011|

. . . satisfaction.  Well, not when trying to engage in fundraising anyway.  Like a home sick polynesian, I'm always left longing for Somoa (some-moa donations, that is. . . and yes I will keep making puns like that until we reach our target).  Still, with 8 of the 50 calligraphies sold at the special display-rate on [...]

Calligraphies – the Scorpion Seal

By |2018-03-16T16:31:25+00:00Tachwedd 20th, 2011|

With the work of Ngak'chang Rinpoche, the calligraphy is not simply a brush-and-ink drawing.  Each piece carries seals and signatures, in unique combinations.  The most easily recognisable perhaps is the seal of scorpion is found in Tibetan calligraphy on the works of both Trungpa Rinpoche (see here) and some of the work of Ngak'chang Rinpoche.  Robert [...]

Tibetan Calligraphy

By |2018-03-16T16:31:25+00:00Tachwedd 19th, 2011|

As next Friday's charity calligraphy sale at Aro Ling approaches, our thoughts are turning to focus fully on this modern art form (and of course to the sale itself).  Written words are sacred in Tibet because they carry the knowledge of liberation.  The scripts Ngak'chang Rinpoche uses are u'med and u-chen, and originate in part from [...]

Mad as a snake

By |2018-03-16T16:31:25+00:00Tachwedd 12th, 2011|

Well, things are building up nicely to the next main fundraising event on Friday 25th November at Aro Ling. The calligraphies have arrived for the exhibition, talk and sale in a fortnight's time.  There are 15 different calligraphies, each of which has been specially commissioned in support of the fund raising appeal, as well as [...]

Hydref 2011

Ngak’chang Rinpoche’s calligraphy

By |2018-03-16T16:31:26+00:00Hydref 22nd, 2011|

Ngak’chang Rinpoche (pictured above with Khandro Déchen his wife and two children Robert and Raechel) is a Lama of the Nyingma Tradition within Vajrayana Buddhism. Born in 1952 in Hannover Germany—of an English father and German mother—he is the great grand-nephew of Franz Schubert. He was raised in England—attended Farnham Art School—and later Bristol Art School, [...]

Sky signatures

By |2018-03-16T16:31:26+00:00Hydref 15th, 2011|

We are delighted that Aro Ling Buddhist Centre (in Bristol, Great Britain) will be hosting a display of calligraphies by Ngak'chang Rinpoche on November 25th (start 7.30pm). The evening which will consist of a talk about 'sky signatures' and opportunity to purchase a calligraphy. All proceeds raised will go towards the Drala Jong Retreat Centre appeal. All of the calligraphies [...]

Medi 2011

Change is now overdue – (Interview – final part)

By |2018-03-16T16:31:26+00:00Medi 24th, 2011|

Q: Rinpoche - can you talk a little about students in the context of personal retreat? In the Drala Jong brochure we describe the aspiration to build a dratsang. I understand this translates as ‘tantric college’.NCR: With a residential retreat centre we’d have a larger library. We would concentrate on developing that library, in order [...]

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