June 2014

Finnish what you started – Ravintolapaiva (Restaurant Day)

By |2018-03-16T16:31:17+00:00June 17th, 2014|

For our first fundraising post of the Tibetan New Year we turn to Elina, Alex and Marika's Finnish Food Extravaganza - helping establish the tradition of food-based fundraising that Iza Redon started with her Bristolian fine dining last year. Over to Alex for the meat of the tale: It’s not every day that someone comes [...]

May 2012

Fundraising 101 – part 2 – Little and Often

By |2018-03-16T16:31:23+00:00May 12th, 2012|

Now okay, 101 part 2 is probably 103 (think about it) but I hope you'll forgive my mathematical meshuggenations after our little discussion about 101. Let us proceed.  Raising money is much like eating an elephant - a subject with which Tantrikas should be intimately familiar.  Having first established that you don't have to work as hard [...]

April 2012

Tibetan Buddhst Calligraphy Gallery & Charity Sale – Scorpion Seals aplenty

By |2018-03-16T16:31:23+00:00April 29th, 2012|

Well, you lucky people, here is an opportunity for you to indulge your own artistic interests, your desire to acquire, AND your charitable spirit.  Some of the calligraphies created by Ngak'chang Rinpoche for the talk in Bristol have found their way into our tender care, and we display them here for your delight and delectation, [...]

November 2011

Calligraphies – the Scorpion Seal

By |2018-03-16T16:31:25+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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 [...]

October 2011

Ngak’chang Rinpoche’s calligraphy

By |2018-03-16T16:31:26+00:00October 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+00:00October 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 [...]

September 2011

Change is now overdue – (Interview – final part)

By |2018-03-16T16:31:26+00:00September 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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