June 2015

Drala Jong and Ling Gésar

By |2018-03-16T16:31:15+00:00June 6th, 2015|

We were particularly delighted that 'Drala' is part of the centre's name, as Drala is connected with practices associated with Ling Gésar. Gésar training from the gTérma of Rang-rig Togden is offered by teachers from the Aro Tradition. This training contains elements of equestrianism, martial arts, and physical yoga and we intend to invite Gésar [...]

May 2015

All the fun of the fair

By |2018-03-16T16:31:16+00:00May 7th, 2015|

Samsara is a funfair where success rewards you with an inflatable hammer that you cannot use.  Samsara is a funfair where any appearance of progress is swings and roundabouts back and forth and round and round. Samsara is play perceived as reality and taken seriously. The children at the fair know that it’s a game [...]

Düd’jom Rinpoche

By |2018-03-16T16:31:16+00:00May 6th, 2015|

The Drala Jong project is being managed by Sang-ngak-chö-dzon, the UK charity of the Aro gTér lineage. The name Sang-ngak-chö-dzong was given to us by His Holiness Düd’jom Rinpoche, specifically for our work of establishing the non-celibate householder tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. For more information about the project and how you could [...]

April 2015

A sparkling meadow

By |2018-03-16T16:31:16+00:00April 29th, 2015|

The centre will bear the Tibetan name ‘Drala Jong’, which means ‘Sparkling Meadow of Primal Iridescence’. Of this name, Spiritual Directors Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen write: ‘Drala Jong innately exists in human beings. ‘Drala’ is the appreciative faculty which exponentially enlivens people the more they engage with the world. Appreciation is the key to [...]

Drala Jong Retreat Centre Appeal

By |2018-03-16T16:31:17+00:00April 23rd, 2015|

The Aro Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism wishes to establish a permanent centre in Britain to make this rare strand of Buddhism more accessible to people in the home country of our lineage holders Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen. We intend to raise £500,000 to establish a centre capable of hosting residential and non-residential events. Open [...]

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 [...]

August 2013

Iza ‘nother roaring success

By |2018-03-16T16:31:18+00:00August 11th, 2013|

Some of you may have seen the tabloid headlines back in May ‘Iza no Mirekal – the finest food in Bristol served up with a spicy dash of stand-up comedy – and all for charity’.  For those who didn’t, herewith. . .the news. . . Firstly our apologies to those fine folk who volunteered and [...]

April 2013

Fundraising Dinner – Saturday 11th May – Bristol

By |2018-03-16T16:31:18+00:00April 1st, 2013|

Art and appreciation are limited only by our human imagination.  Art permeates all the sense fields, and as Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche first taught, also encompasses fine dining - the poetic expression of our most basic human pursuit - eating and drinking. With this in mind, we cordially invite you to join French Chef Iza Redon [...]

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