The Aro gTér tradition is a small family lineage of practitioners within the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a Vajrayana and Dzogchen lineage, containing teachings and practices from the three series of Dzogchen (sem-dé, long-dé and men-ngag-dé) and offering teachings on major Buddhist topics from the perspective of Dzogchen.
The Aro gTér is a non-monastic lineage that emphasizes householder practice and non-celibate ordination in the style of ngakpas and ngakpas / naljorpas and naljormas. All of its contemporary teachers are ethnically non-Tibetan.
The lineage is named after its founder, the female visionary Kyungchen Aro Lingma, who comes from a line of accomplished female practitioners that begins with Yeshé Tsogyel – the female Tantric Buddha who founded the Nyigma tradition and established Buddhism in Tibet together with Padamasambhava (also known as „Guru Rinpoche“, the male Tantric Buddha).