Mawrth 2013

So near I can almost touch it

By |2018-03-16T16:31:18+00:00Mawrth 10th, 2013|

As the Drala Jong fund grows, in recent times there have been a number of requests from donors and volunteers to get a more tangible sense of what Drala Jong will be, what facilities will be there, what work will need to be done to get it up and running, where it will be located [...]

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 - [...]

Medi 2012

A reminder of what it’s all about – Kunzang Dorje Rinpoche

By |2018-03-16T16:31:20+00:00Medi 25th, 2012|

I found the following via Facebook, and felt supporters of the appeal would enjoy it.  To my knowledge it was first posted here, but regardless of its first posting, we present it here so more people might see it. Kyabjé Kunzang Dorje Rinpoche knew the gö kar chang lo'i dé, its history, lineages and practices . [...]

Counting the pennies

By |2018-03-16T16:31:21+00:00Medi 22nd, 2012|

Counting the Pennies, by photographer Sylvie Goy A big thank you this week to Lama Nor'dzin and Lama 'ö-Dzin for kindly donating a sack full of pennies that have been gradually totting up in a jar in the family home over. . . well years now really.  Over a thousand of the little devils have now [...]

Camera for sale (Thank you Dad!)

By |2018-03-16T16:31:21+00:00Medi 16th, 2012|

Just a quick post to tell you that there is a nearly new Fuji digital camera up for sale on e-bay at the moment - kindly donated by my father, Cliff Watkins, member of the Beckenham Photographic Society. If you want to bid, act now - after some costs are covered, all profits will go to [...]

Awst 2012

A Wish Fulfilled

By |2018-03-16T16:31:22+00:00Awst 12th, 2012|

Lama Shé-zér & I just returned from a week-long Ling Gésar retreat with Lama Bar-ché and Lama Mé-sèl at Talli Fageräng, outside Helsinki, Finland.  To date the Gésar retreats have focussed primarily on martial arts and the physical yogas, so it was a delight to help bring a different aspect of this gTérma into being.  After the formal dinner [...]

Gorffennaf 2012

Green Man Marathon Update – Don’t Panic – Mirek is Fine!

By |2018-03-16T16:31:22+00:00Gorffennaf 1st, 2012|

First of all, and most importantly, I want to start by letting the readership know that Mirek is perfectly fine in spite of the travails and tribulations of the Green Man Marathon which supporters and friends of the Drala Jong Retreat Centre Appeal walked (slipped, slid, tumbled and almost swam) on Saturday. The walk started [...]

Mehefin 2012

Green Man Challenge

By |2018-03-16T16:31:22+00:00Mehefin 22nd, 2012|

On Saturday June 30th - fifteen apprentices and friends of the Aro Tradition will be undertaking the Green Man Challenge as a sponsored walk to raise funds for the Drala Jong Appeal. The Green Man Challenge follows the 45 mile course of the Community Forest Path around the city of Bristol. We will be undertaking the challenge as [...]

Ebrill 2012

Diggin’ it

By |2018-03-16T16:31:23+00:00Ebrill 22nd, 2012|

Well, we're back from the latest Apprentice Retreat here in good old Blighty, and although the event itself was nothing to do with fund raising for the project, various folk have been diggin' the Drala Jong fundraising effort one way or the other.  Nearly £2,000 has poured into the appeal as a result.  It's particularly [...]

Mawrth 2012

Earthen Spirituality

By |2018-03-16T16:31:23+00:00Mawrth 14th, 2012|

Sky McCain will be signing his book Planet as Self, an Earthen Spirituality in Aro Ling at 2pm on Saturday 24th March.  In his book, Sky McCain challenges us to stop and and think about possible alternatives in the way we look at the planet and to question our suppositions as to what it means to be [...]

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